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sacrament house


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A shrine-like receptacle for the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament. Except in Scotland, sacrament houses came to take the form of a small tower, with the central part often done in open-work. From the 16th cent. they were largely displaced by tabernacles.

Subjects: Christianity.


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