collection plate

noun
plate ( def 7 ).

Origin:
1875–80

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Example sentences
With all these people throwing their spare won into the collection plate,
  mega-churches have become big businesses.
Particles become saturated with charge and then move to a collection plate
  having the opposite charge.
Another example is the money a minister receives from his congregation by means
  of the collection plate.
The collection plate of opposite polarity then collects the particles.
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