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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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