Pyx

Definition of Pyx

n.1.(R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved.
2.A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.
3.(Naut.) The box in which the compass is suspended; the binnacle.
4.(Anat.) Same as Pyxis.
Pyx cloth
(R. C. Ch.) a veil of silk or lace covering the pyx.
Trial of the pyx
the annual testing, in the English mint, of the standard of gold and silver coins.
- Encyc. Brit.
v. t.1.To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in the pyx.

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