Easter dues

(Ch. of Eng.) money due to the clergy at Easter, formerly paid in communication of the tithe for personal labor and subject to exaction. For Easter dues, Easter offerings, voluntary gifts, have been substituted.

See also: Easter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Burglars ransacked the sacristies at St Paul's Church in Dooradoyle and St Oliver Plunkett Church in Mungret, Co Limerick, and stole the cash just hours after Easter dues were given to the priests at vigils.