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offertory

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːfərtɔːri; ˈɒfətəri/

Translation of offertory in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (part of service) ofertorio (masculine) 1.2 (collection) colecta (feminine) ([ que se hace durante el ofertorio ])
    Example sentences
    • At the cathedral teachers were secured for the boy's school through seat rents supplemented by church offertories and school fees.
    • First, we have our ‘assessment’ which is based on offertory - something like 10%.
    • When the church was consecrated in 1853 the offertory amounted to £54.

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