oblation

noun
ob·​la·​tion | \ ə-ˈblā-shən How to pronounce oblation (audio) , ō- \

Definition of oblation

1 : the act of making a religious offering specifically, capitalized : the act of offering the eucharistic elements to God
2 : something offered in worship or devotion : a holy gift offered usually at an altar or shrine

Examples of oblation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Obama in 2015 rejected the permit as an oblation to the Paris Climate accords. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of oblation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for oblation

Middle English oblacioun, borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French oblacion, borrowed from Late Latin oblātiōn-, oblātiō "offering, sacrifice, offering of the eucharistic elements," going back to Latin, "offering, tender, presentation," from oblā-, suppletive stem of offerre "to put in a person's path, provide, offer entry 1" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at tolerate

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“Oblation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblation. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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