burnt offering

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offering \Of"fer*ing\, n.
   1. The act of an offerer; a proffering.
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   2. That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which
      is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a
      free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.
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            They are polluted offerings more abhorred
            Than spotted livers in the sacrifice. --Shak.
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   3. A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a
      missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal
      tithes payable according to custom, either at certain
      seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as
      marriages or christenings.
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            [None] to the offering before her should go.
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   Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Burnt \Burnt\, p. p. & a.
   Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with
   fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
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   Burnt ear, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain.
      See Smut.

   Burnt offering, something offered and burnt on an altar, as
      an atonement for sin; a sacrifice. The offerings of the
      Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or a
      sheep; or some vegetable substance, as bread, or ears of
      wheat or barley. Called also burnt sacrifice. --[2 Sam.
      xxiv. 22.]
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