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1A set of utensils used in the communion rite.
2Chiefly in the Roman Catholic Church: the action or process of being an altar server; the assisting of a priest during Mass.
Chiefly US. In certain Reformed Churches: a church service, or part of a church service, centred around the altar, especially involving prayers and gospel readings; (now specifically) a ritual associated with evangelical revival movements in which individuals are invited to approach the preacher to make a public expression of their faith or participate in spiritual healing through prayer.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From altar + service.
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