You searched for: “lavabo
lavabo (s) (noun), lavaboes (pl)
1. The ceremonial washing of the hands and recitation from the Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches; often capitalized as, Lavabo.
2. The ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory in the Mass, accompanied in the Roman rite by the recitation of Psalm 26:6–12.
3. In many medieval monasteries; a large stone basin equipped with a number of small orifices through which water flowed, used for the performance of ablutions.
4. A washbowl with a spigot-equipped water tank above, both mounted on a wall: now often used for decoration or as a planter.
This entry is located in the following unit: lav-, lava-, lavat- (page 2)