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An example use of altar in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… performs on an altar for clearly stated …”
Altar is a raised platform in a church or temple, often decorated with a cross, where sacrifices are offered.
the word altar occurs in english on average 6.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.