Definition of aumbry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːmbri/
(also ambry)

noun (plural aumbries)

1A small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church.
Example sentences
  • More and more, Catholic parishes are building beautiful ambries and placing them where they can be seen.
  • Pictures and names of seven departed bishops of Rochester can be seen on the inside of the ambry door.
  • This wall has an aumbry, or secure cupboard, for keeping the sacraments, or possibly relics.
1.1 historical A small cupboard.


Middle English: from Old French armarie, from Latin armarium 'closet, chest', from arma 'utensils'.

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