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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration; Proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion.

Usage examples (29)
  • The monstrance is rather new, made in sterling silver by Goudji
  • It seemed to me to be hung up in a kind of monstrance which stood above the Tabernacle.
  • Among all those things, the first place is given to a great golden monstrance which is worth eleven thousand ducados.
  • The treasury contains a ten-foot high, 400 lb. shimmering gold "monstrance" that is paraded through the streets of Toledo on Corpus Christi day. for more
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