monstrance

Definitions of monstrance
  1. noun
    (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
    synonyms: ostensorium
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    type of:
    vessel
    an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
  2. noun
    proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
    synonyms: demonstration
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    type of:
    proof
    a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
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