the offering to God of the elements of bread and wine in the Eucharist.
the whole office of the Eucharist.
the act of making an offering, especially to a deity.
any offering for religious or charitable uses.
- ob·la·to·ry [ob-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈɒb ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, ob·la·tion·al, adjective
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How to use oblation in a sentence
Perhaps some of your correspondents would elucidate this singular oblation.
The red man makes oblation, as he rows past, by dropping a pinch of tobacco into the water.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
I desire to offer myself as a willing oblation, and to remain yours in perpetuity.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
Milman calculates that in 1344 the oblation-box alone at St. Paul's produced an annual sum to the dean and chapter of £9,000.Old and New London | Walter Thornbury
An individual sacrifice was necessary, a perfectly voluntary oblation, which was considered as carrying the others along with it.Salammbo | Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for oblation
the offering of the bread and wine of the Eucharist to God
any offering made for religious or charitable purposes
- oblatory (ˈɒblətərɪ, -trɪ) or oblational, adjective
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