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altarage

[awl-ter-ij]
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  1. Ecclesiastical.
    1. offerings made upon an altar of a church.
    2. 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.
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Origin of altarage

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

  • The Vicar of Rothwell, for the maintenance of himself and a fellow-priest, shall have all the altarage with a competent manse.

    Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England

    Edward L. Cutts