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 for oblation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oblation \Ob*la"tion\, n. [L. oblatio: cf. F. oblation. See
     Oblate.]
     1. The act of offering, or of making an offering. --Locke.
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     2. Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred
        service; an offering; a sacrifice.
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              A peculiar . . . oblation given to God. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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              A pin was the usual oblation.         --Sir. W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the
        expenses of the eucharist, or for the support of the
        clergy and the poor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oblation
      n 1: the act of contributing to the funds of a church or
           charity; "oblations for aid to the poor" [syn: oblation,
           offering]
      2: the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist [syn:
         Oblation, religious offering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "oblation":
     Christmas present, award, birthday present, box, burnt offering,
     cadeau, collection, drink offering, ex voto offering, fairing,
     gift, handsel, heave offering, hecatomb, holocaust,
     human sacrifice, immolation, incense, infanticide, libation,
     mactation, offering, offertory, peace offering, piacular offering,
     present, presentation, sacramental offering, sacrifice, scapegoat,
     self-immolation, self-sacrifice, suttee, sutteeism, thank offering,
     tribute, votive offering, white elephant, whole offering
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  OBLATION, eccl. law. In a general sense the property which accrues to the 
  church by any right or title whatever; but, in a more limited sense, it is 
  that which the priest receives at the altar, at the celebration of the 
  eucharist. Ayl. Par. 392. 
  
  

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