Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chaplain.
  • n. The vicar of a church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chaplain.
  • n. A vicar of a church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old law: An appellation given to the priest to whom the altarage belonged. A chaplain. Also called altar-thane.

Etymologies

altar +‎ -ist. Compare Latin altarista, French altariste. (Wiktionary)

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