The definition of an altar is an elevated place where religious rituals are performed.(noun)
The place where a Catholic priest stands during the Mass is an example of an altar.
See altar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME alter < OE altare & OFr alter; both < L altare, high altar < altus, high: see altitude
See altar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English auter
Origin: , from Old English altar
Origin: and Old French auter
Origin: , both from Latin altāre.
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