feretory

feretory

[fer-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a shrine, usually portable, for a saint's relics
2.  the chapel in which a shrine is kept
 
[C14: from Middle French fiertre, from Latin feretrum a bier, from Greek pheretron, from pherein to bear]

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