Definition of ostensory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒˈstɛns(ə)ri/

noun (plural ostensories)

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


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

Words that rhyme with ostensory

dispensary, incensory, sensory, suspensory

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