Altarage
Altarage Al"tar*age, n. [Cf. OF. auterage, autelage.] 1. The offerings made upon the altar, or to a church. [1913 Webster]

2. The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Altarage — • The fees received by a priest from the laity when discharging any function for them, e.g. marriages, baptisms, funerals Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altarage     Altarage   …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Altarage — is a term once in common use in the Roman Catholic Church. From the low Latin altaragium , which signified the revenue reserved for the chaplain (altarist or altar thane) in contradistinction to the income of the parish priest, it came to signify …   Wikipedia

  • altarage — /awl teuhr ij/, n. 1. Eccles. a. offerings made upon an altar of a church. b. offerings made to a church. 2. an honorarium paid to a priest for services at the altar from offerings and gifts. 3. endowments for the saying of Masses for deceased… …   Universalium

  • altarage — noun a) The offerings made upon the altar or to a church. b) The profit which accrues to the priest, by reason of the altar, from the small tithes …   Wiktionary

  • Altarage — The revenue of a church or *cathedral received through oblations to an altar. The Latin form was altaragium. Cf. agium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • altarage — payment to priest for mass; offerings at altar Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • altarage — al·tar·age …   English syllables

  • altarage —   n. offerings at altar; payment for masses for dead; certain payments to priest …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • altarage — /61t(3)rsj/ In ecclesiastical law, offerings made on the altar; all profits which accrue to the priest by means of the altar …   Black's law dictionary

  • altarage — /61t(3)rsj/ In ecclesiastical law, offerings made on the altar; all profits which accrue to the priest by means of the altar …   Black's law dictionary

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