ostension


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ostension \Os*ten"sion\, n. [L. ostensio a showing: cf. F.
   ostension. See Ostend.] (Eccl.)
   The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it
   may receive the adoration of the communicants.
   [1913 Webster]
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