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high altar meaning

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  • Noun: high altar
    1. The main altar in a church

    Derived forms: high altars

    Type of: altar

    Encyclopedia: High altar


  • [Architecture]

    The primary altar in a church.

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  1. Dunstan was buried on the south side of the high altar.
  2. The Neo-Gothic high altar was made by Ferdinand Hohenberg.
  3. Saint Wilfrid was buried in this church near the high altar.
  4. The confessio below the high altar is entered from the nave.
  5. He was buried before the high altar of the abbey church.

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