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  • n. The offerings made upon the altar or to a church.
  • n. The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church.
  • n. The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Offerings made upon an altar or to a church. The honorarium or stipend received by a priest from offerings and gifts on account of services at the altar. Sometimes called small tithes and altardues.
  • n. In Scotland, formerly, an endowment granted for the saying of masses for deceased friends at a particular altar.

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Examples

  • Robert (1121-1159), with the object of superseding the Culdees, founded in 1144 a priory for the regular monks of St. Augustine, granting to them the Hospital of St. Andrews, with portions of the altarage.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

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