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