altarage

noun al·tar·age \-rij\

Definition of altarage

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the offerings made upon an altar or to a church

  2. 2 :  the honorarium received by a priest for services at the altar

  3. 3 :  endowments for masses for deceased persons

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Origin and Etymology of altarage

alteration (influenced by altar) of Middle English awterage, from Anglo-French auterage, from Old French auter, alter altar (from Latin altare) + -age


First Known Use: 1536


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