Monstrance definitions

mŏn'strəns
A receptacle in which the host is held and displayed.
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A receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration.
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An ornamental, often precious receptacle, either open or with a transparent cover, in which the sacramental bread is placed for veneration.
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Origin of monstrance

Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin mōnstrantia from Latin mōnstrāns mōnstrant- present participle of mōnstrāre to show from mōnstrum portent, monster monster