altar stone

noun

Definition of altar stone

: a stone slab with a compartment containing the relics of martyrs that forms an essential part of a Roman Catholic altar

First Known Use of altar stone

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Altar stone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altar%20stone. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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