[ awl-ter-ij ]
/ ˈɔl tər ɪdʒ /
- offerings made upon an altar of a church.
- offerings made to a church.
an honorarium paid to a priest for services at the altar from offerings and gifts.
endowments for the saying of Masses for deceased persons, often at a particular altar.
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Examples from the Web for altarage
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