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From Middle English oblacioun, from Old French oblacion, from Latin oblātiō (offering), from offerō (I offer, present).

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oblation (plural oblations)

  1. The offering of worship, thanks etc. to a deity.
    • 1786, William Beckford, Vathek; an Arabian Tale:
      whatever she judged proper for the oblation of the approaching night.
    • 2017, “Wallowa Lake Monster”, in The Greatest Gift, performed by Sufjan Stevens:
      As she waits for her children in the shade / Demogorgon or demigod the ghost parade / No oblation will bring her back to our place
  2. (by extension) A deed or gift offered charitably.

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oblation

  1. Alternative form of oblacioun