Roman Catholic Church A receptacle when the host is held. Also known as ostensorium.
An ornamental, frequently valuable receptacle, either open or with a transparent address, in which the consecrated number is placed for veneration.
A transparent pyx, when the consecrated host is exposed to view.
In the Roman Catholic Church, originally, any receptacle for which sacred relics were held up to look at; after the fourteenth century, limited to the transparent or glass-faced shrine where consecrated host is provided for adoration of the people, either while being carried in procession or when exposed in the altar.
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(Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or gold) where the consecrated Host is subjected for adoration
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...