Chrismatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chrismatory A cruet or vessel in which chrism is kept.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chrismatory A receptacle for the chrism, or holy oil. used in the services of the Roman Catholic and Eastern churches. Also chrismarium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chrismatory a vessel for containing chrism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. chrismatorium,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chresme (Fr. chrême)—Gr. chrisma, from chriein, chrisein, to anoint.

Usage

In literature:

Nils (places a box on the floor, opens it, and begins to take out aspersorium, censer, chrismatory, palms, and candles).
"Master Olof" by August Strindberg
Associated Words: chrismatory, chrismation, chrismal, cruet, ampulla, unction.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
In Easter week, when a procession was made, he bore the chrismatory.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by 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" by Various
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