from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 tithesand altardues.
- noun In Scotland, formerly, an endowment granted for the saying of masses for deceased friends at a particular altar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church.
- noun The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
offeringsmade upon the altaror to a church.
- noun The
profitwhich accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes.
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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.