Catholic Encyclopedia – Altarage

Article

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. At present it signifies the fees received by a priest from the laity when discharging any function for them, e.g. at marriages, baptisms, funerals. It is also termed honorarium, stipend, stole-fee.

MLA Citation

  • A J Schulte. “Altarage”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2012. Web. 23 November 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/catholic-encyclopedia-altarage/>