[ o-bley-shuh n ]
/ ɒˈbleɪ ʃən /


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.

Origin of oblation

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


ob·la·to·ry [ob-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɒb ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, ob·la·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oblation

/ (ɒˈbleɪʃən) /

noun Christianity

the offering of the bread and wine of the Eucharist to God
any offering made for religious or charitable purposes

Derived forms of oblation

oblatory (ˈɒblətərɪ, -trɪ) or oblational, adjective

Word Origin for oblation

C15: from Church Latin oblātiō; see oblate ²
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