lavabo definition

  • noun:
    • The ceremonial washing associated with the arms and recitation from Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist when you look at the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
    • A washbowl which mounted on a wall and filled from a water tank fastened above.
    • A washbasin, specifically one connected to the wall surface of a church, and useful for the ceremonial washing regarding the arms of celebrant prior to the eucharist
    • Eccles., in the Roman Catholic Church, plus numerous Anglican churches, the ritual act of cleansing the celebrant's hands after the offertory and before entering upon the more solemn an element of the eucharistic service: so called from priest's reciting at that time the very last part of the 26th psalm, starting with the 6th verse, “i am going to wash my fingers in innocency,” in Latin, “Lavabo manus meas in innocentia.” In Greek Church this happens into the prothesis, before vesting.
    • in lots of monasteries of this middle ages, a big rock basin from which water granted by several small orifices round the advantage, for the convenient overall performance of ablutions before religious exercises or dishes.
    • ergo A convenience of similar object and arrangement in certain modern-day schools or institutions; a lavatory.
    • The psalm in mass solution which the priest recites at washing of their hands.
    • a basin for cleansing the fingers (`wash-hand basin' is a British phrase)

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