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Noun: monstrance  món-strun(t)s
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
    - ostensorium
  2. [archaic] Proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
    - demonstration

Derived forms: monstrances

Type of: proof, vessel

Encyclopedia: Monstrance