Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That part of an altar which faces the congregation.

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Examples

  • However mistaken he may have been in his estimate of her, he must keep to his promise of the altar-side.

    Swirling Waters

  • We are told that he always carried about his person a copy of the prophecies attributed to Columbcille, and when, in the year 1186, the relics of the three great saints, whose dust sanctifies Downpatrick, were supposed to be discovered by the Bishop of Down in a dream, he caused them to be translated to the altar-side with all suitable reverence.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics — Complete

  • We are told that he always carried about his person a copy of the prophecies attributed to Columbcille, and when, in the year 1186, the relics of the three great saints, whose dust sanctifies Downpatrick, were supposed to be discovered by the Bishop of Down in a dream, he caused them to be translated to the altar-side with all suitable reverence.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics — Volume 1

  • The service for the woman who refused to bend a knee to breast cancer began on a large screen positioned altar-side, from which a relaxed and smiling Stefanie consoled the bereaved.

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