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Definition of altar:

  1. A raised structure ( as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.
  2. In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.


elevation for offerings, shrine, communion table, platform, reredos, baptismal font, tabernacle, chantry, scroll box, retable, sacrificial stone, Lord's table.

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