Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A chaplain.
  • noun obsolete The vicar of a church.

Etymologies

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altar +‎ -ist. Compare Latin altarista, French altariste.

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