1rare A portable shrine containing the relics of a saint.‘St. Swithun's feretory was probably placed behind the High Altar.’
- ‘The new feretory was erected in 1813 thanks to Avgustin, Metropolitan of Moscow.’
- 1.1A chapel containing a feretory.holy place, temple, church, chapel, tabernacle, altar, sanctuary, sanctum
Middle English from Old French fiertre, via Latin from Greek pheretron ‘bier’, from pherein ‘bear, carry’.
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