altarage

altarage

[awl-ter-ij]
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
offerings made upon an altar of a church.
b.
offerings made to a church.
2.
an honorarium paid to a priest for services at the altar from offerings and gifts.
3.
endowments for the saying of Masses for deceased persons, often at a particular altar.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English awterage < Anglo-French, Old French auterage. See altar, -age

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