from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Placed in the manner of an altar, against the eastern wall of the chancel with the longer side parallel to that wall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the proper position of an altar, that is, at the east of a church with its ends towards the north and south.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the usual position of a church-altar, that is, with ends toward the north and south and front toward the west.


altar +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)



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