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Definition of superaltar

: a portable altar consisting of a small square of precious marble : altar stone sense 2

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History and Etymology for superaltar

Middle English superaltare, from Medieval Latin, from Latin super- + altare altar; from its being used on top of an unconsecrated altar or table

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“Superaltar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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