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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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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