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  • A fixed vaulted canopy over a Christian altar, supported on four columns
  • A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||Ci*bo"ri*um (?), n.: pl. Ciboria (#). [LL., fr. L. ciborium a cup, fr. Gr. &?; a seed vessel of the Egyptian bean; also, a cup made from its largeleaves, or resembling its seed vessel in shape.] 1. (Arch.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar.

2. (R. C. Ch.) The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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