oblation definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English oblacioun ; from Old French oblation ; from Classical Latin oblatio, an offering ; from oblatus: see oblate
oblation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English oblacioun, from Old French oblacion, from Late Latin oblātiō, oblātiōn-, from Latin oblātus, past participle of offerre, to offer : ob-, ob- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
- ob·laˈtion·al, obˈla·toˌry adjective