Definition of ostensory in English:

ostensory

Line breaks: os¦ten|sory
Pronunciation: /ɒˈstɛns(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural ostensories)

another term for monstrance.
More example sentences
  • A ludicrously ornate 1699 ostensory, 1m high, weighing over 12kg and studded with more than 6,000 diamonds.

Origin

early 18th century: from medieval Latin ostensorium, from ostens- 'stretched out to view' (see ostensible).

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