Offertory meaning

ôfər-tôrē, ŏfər-
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A collection of offerings at a religious service.
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(Christianity) An anthem formerly sung as part of the Roman Catholic Mass or during the corresponding part of the Anglican Communion. [from 14th c.]
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(Christianity) The part of the Eucharist service when offerings of bread and wine are placed on the altar and when any collection is taken; also, the money or other things collected. [from 15th c.]
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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