Offering

Of"fer*ing

, n. 1. The act of an offerer; a proffering.
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2. That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.
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They are polluted offerings more abhorred
Than spotted livers in the sacrifice.
Shak.
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3. A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.
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[None] to the offering before her should go.
Chaucer.
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Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt. etc.
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