Offertory Definition

ôfər-tôrē, ŏfər-
offertories
noun
The part of a Eucharistic service in which the bread and wine, before being consecrated, are offered to God.
Webster's New World
The prayers said then.
Webster's New World
A hymn or musical composition used then.
Webster's New World
The part of a church service during which money offerings are collected from the congregation.
Webster's New World
The collection itself.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Offertory

Noun

Singular:
offertory
Plural:
offertories

Origin of Offertory

  • Middle English offertori from Late Latin offertōrium from Latin offerre to offer offer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin offertorium, from the participle stem of offere (“to offer").

    From Wiktionary

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