noun ob·la·tion·ary \-shəˌnerē, -ri\

Definition of oblationary



  1. :  an ecclesiastic who receives the oblations offered in the celebration of the Eucharist

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Origin and Etymology of oblationary

Medieval Latin oblationarius, from Late Latin oblation-, oblatio oblation + Latin -arius -ary

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