- 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.
- Oblation a. 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 oblātiō oblātiōn- from Latin oblātus past participle of offerre to offer ob- ob- lātus brought ; see telə- 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")