altarage

[ awl-ter-ij ]
/ ˈɔl tər ɪdʒ /

noun

Ecclesiastical.
  1. offerings made upon an altar of a church.
  2. 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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Origin of altarage

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