noun ob·la·tion \ə-ˈblā-shən, ō-\

Definition of oblation

  1. 1 :  the act of making a religious offering; specifically, capitalized :  the act of offering the eucharistic elements to God

  2. 2 :  something offered in worship or devotion :  a holy gift offered usually at an altar or shrine

Origin and Etymology of oblation

Middle English oblacioun, from Anglo-French oblation, from Late Latin oblation-, oblatio, from Latin offerre

First Known Use: 15th century

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