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aspersorium

[as-per-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-] /ˌæs pərˈsɔr i əm, -ˈsoʊr-/
noun, plural aspersoria
[as-per-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /ˌæs pərˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
aspersoriums. Roman Catholic Church
1.
a vessel for holding holy water.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Medieval Latin; see asperse, -tory2
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British Dictionary definitions for aspersorium

aspersorium

/ˌæspəˈsɔːrɪəm/
noun (RC Church) (pl) -ria (-rɪə), -riums
1.
a basin containing holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
2.
Also called aspergillum. a perforated instrument used to sprinkle holy water
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