nounrare Christian Church
= purificator .
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. As noun from post-classical Latin mundatorium implement or means of washing, use as noun of neuter of mundatorius suitable for washing from mundator a person who washes something or someone + -ius, suffix forming adjectives. As adjective from post-classical Latin mundatorius, adjective.