Purificator



[pyoo r-uh-fi-key-ter] /ˈpyʊər ə fɪˌkeɪ tər/

noun, Ecclesiastical.
1.
the linen cloth used by the celebrant for wiping the chalice after each communicant has drunk from it.
2.
a sponge wrapped in cloth used by the celebrant for wiping the hands.
/ˈpjʊərɪfɪˌkeɪtə/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a small white linen cloth used to wipe the chalice and paten and also the lips and fingers of the celebrant at the Eucharist

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