[ o-bley-shuhn ]
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  1. the offering to God of the elements of bread and wine in the Eucharist.

  2. the whole office of the Eucharist.

  1. the act of making an offering, especially to a deity.

  2. any offering for religious or charitable uses.

Origin of oblation

1375–1425; late Middle English oblacion<Late Latin oblātion- (stem of oblātiō), equivalent to oblāt(us) (see oblate2) + -iōn--ion

Other words from oblation

  • ob·la·to·ry [ob-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈɒb ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, ob·la·tion·al, adjective

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/ (ɒˈbleɪʃən) /

  1. the offering of the bread and wine of the Eucharist to God

  2. any offering made for religious or charitable purposes

Origin of oblation

C15: from Church Latin oblātiō; see oblate ²

Derived forms of oblation

  • oblatory (ˈɒblətərɪ, -trɪ) or oblational, adjective

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