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oblation

[o-bley-shuh n] /ɒˈbleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the offering to God of the elements of bread and wine in the Eucharist.
2.
the whole office of the Eucharist.
3.
the act of making an offering, especially to a deity.
4.
any offering for religious or charitable uses.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English oblacion < Late Latin oblātion- (stem of oblātiō), equivalent to oblāt(us) (see oblate2) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
oblatory
[ob-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɒb ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
oblational, adjective
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oblation

/ɒˈbleɪʃən/
noun (Christianity)
1.
the offering of the bread and wine of the Eucharist to God
2.
any offering made for religious or charitable purposes
Derived Forms
oblatory (ˈɒblətərɪ; -trɪ), oblational, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Church Latin oblātiō; see oblate²
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Word Origin and History for oblational

oblation

n.

early 15c., from Old French oblacion "offering, pious donation" and directly from Latin oblationem (nominative oblatio) "an offering, presenting, gift," in Late Latin "sacrifice," from Latin oblatus (see oblate (n.)).

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