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feretory

[fer-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
noun, plural feretories.
1.
a container for the relics of a saint; reliquary.
2.
an enclosure or area within a church where such a reliquary is kept.
3.
a portable bier or shrine.
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feretory

/ˈfɛrɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (mainly RC Church) (pl) -ries
1.
a shrine, usually portable, for a saint's relics
2.
the chapel in which a shrine is kept
Word Origin
C14: from Middle French fiertre, from Latin feretrum a bier, from Greek pheretron, from pherein to bear
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