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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. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice. [1913 Webster] A peculiar . . . oblation given to God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] A pin was the usual oblation. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]