Ob*la"tion(?), n. [L. oblatio: cf. F. oblation. See Oblate.] 1. The act of offering, or of making an offering. Locke.
2. Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.
A peculiar . . . oblation given to God.Jer. Taylor.
A pin was the usual oblation.Sir. W. Scott.
3. A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the expenses of the eucharist, or for the support of the clergy and the poor.
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