chrismatory [kriz-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural chris·ma·to·ries,

  1. a receptacle for chrism.

Origin of chrismatory 1375–1425; late Middle English crismatorie Medieval Latin chrīsmatōrium, equivalent to chrīsmat- (stem of chrīsma) chrism + -ōrium for Latin -tōrium -tory2 Examples from the Web for chrismatory Historical Examples of chrismatory

  • In Easter week, when a procession was made, he bore the chrismatory.

    The Parish Clerk (1907)

    Peter Hampson Ditchfield

  • Chalice and paten, ewer and basin, crewet and chrismatory, are found as in the Western churches.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3


  • The vessel for holding the oil was an important piece of church plate, and was called a chrismatory.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • British Dictionary definitions for chrismatory chrismatory noun plural -ries

    1. RC Church a small receptacle containing the three kinds of consecrated oil used in the sacraments

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