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Use for constructions upon which religious sacrifice is offered. Includes both small, tablelike fixtures and larger, free-standing, outdoor structures. For the surface at which communion is celebrated in Protestant churches, use "communion tables."

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<altars and altar components>

Narrower Terms used

high altars

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12yrs ago

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