- an offering of a sacrifice, thanksgiving, etc. to God or a god
- the thing or things offered; esp., the bread and wine of the Eucharist
Origin of oblationMiddle English oblacioun ; from Old French oblation ; from Classical Latin oblatio, an offering ; from oblatus: see oblate
- The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, to a deity.
- Oblationa. The act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist.b. Something offered, especially the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
- A charitable offering or gift.
Origin of oblationMiddle English oblacioun, from Old French oblacion, from Late Latin obl&amacron;ti&omacron;, obl&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from Latin obl&amacron;tus, past participle of offerre, to offer : ob-, ob- + l&amacron;tus, brought; see tel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- ob·la′tion·al, ob′la·to′ry
From Old French oblacion, from Latin oblÄtiÅ (“offering"), from offerÅ (“I offer, present").
From Old French oblacion, from Latin oblÄtus, passive perfect participle of offerÅ (“I offer, present")