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.
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
altaschith destroy not, the title of Ps. 57, 58, 59, and 75. It was probably the name of some song to the melody of which these psalms were to be chanted.
- Altay mountains
. a mountain range in central Asia, mostly in Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and the S Russian Federation. Highest peak, Belukha, 15,157 feet (4506 meters). plural noun a mountain system of central Asia, in W Mongolia, W China, and S Russia. Highest peak: Belukha, 4506 m (14 783 ft)
. a territory of the Russian Federation in central Asia. 101,000 sq. mi. (261,700 sq. km). Capital: Barnaul.
an instrument for determining both the and the of a heavenly body. Historical Examples On his return home he settled at Westbury, where he erected an altazimuth by Troughton, with a two-and-a-half-foot circle. The Royal Observatory Greenwich E. Walter (Edwared Walter) Maunder We saw that the altazimuth employed at Upsala had no lenses. Scientific American […]