Definition of Oblation

1. Noun. The act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity. "Oblations for aid to the poor"

Exact synonyms: Offering
Generic synonyms: Gift, Giving
Derivative terms: Offer

2. Noun. The act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
Exact synonyms: Religious Offering
Generic synonyms: Religious Ceremony, Religious Ritual
Specialized synonyms: Offertory

Definition of Oblation

1. n. The act of offering, or of making an offering.

Definition of Oblation

1. Proper noun. The offering of bread and wine at the Eucharist ¹

2. Noun. The offering of worship, thanks etc. to a deity. ¹

3. Noun. A deed or gift offered charitably. ¹

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Definition of Oblation

1. the act of making a religious offering [n -S] : OBLATORY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oblation

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Obermeier's spirillum
Obersteiner-Redlich line
Obersteiner-Redlich zone
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Obi-Wan Kenobis
Occam's razor

Literary usage of Oblation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"For there is no oblation worthier, no satisfaction greater for the destroying of sin, than that a man offer himself to God purely and entirely with the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"64), and for those anticipatory references to the effect of consecration, which occur in the prayers of oblation of s* many ancient liturgies. ..."

3. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"There is properly no oblation nor Sacrifice, but a remembrance of the One oblation of Christ upon the Cross, made once for ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In the liturgy of the Church of England the word " oblation " is only used of the " alms' and other offerings of the congregation (with a special reference ..."

5. The Modern Reader's Bible: The Books of the Bible with Three Books of the by Richard Green Moulton (1907)
"12 And he that offered his oblation the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: and his oblation was one silver charger, ..."

6. Dissertations on Subjects Relating to the "Orthodox" Or "Eastern-Catholic by William Palmer (1853)
"Of the position of the Great oblation. Connected with the question of the form and the moment of the Consecration there is another, respecting the oblation. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"[IGS] was the custom of the apostles to consecrate the host of oblation "ad ipsam solummodo oration- em " (Dominicam) (Epist, vii. ..."

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