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offerings made upon an altar of a church.
offerings made to a church.

an honorarium paid to a priest for services at the altar from offerings and gifts.
endowments for the saying of Masses for deceased persons, often at a particular altar.
Historical Examples

The Vicar of Rothwell, for the maintenance of himself and a fellow-priest, shall have all the altarage with a competent manse.
Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts


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