[as-per-sawr-ee-uhm, -sohr-]
noun, plural aspersoria [as-per-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] , aspersoriums. Roman Catholic Church.
a vessel for holding holy water. See illus. under stoup.

1860–65; < Medieval Latin; see asperse, -tory2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To aspersoria
World English Dictionary
aspersorium (ˌæspəˈsɔːrɪəm)
n , pl -ria, -riums
1.  a basin containing holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
2.  Also called: aspergillum a perforated instrument used to sprinkle holy water

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature