altarage

noun
al·tar·age | \-rij\
plural -s

Definition of altarage 

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

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

3 : endowments for masses for deceased persons

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First Known Use of altarage

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for altarage

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

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