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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On a visit last week, I spied that the original fountain in front of the Oblation has been brought back to life.
Some confusion has been created in that in her biography Hildegard's entry into Disibodenberg is described as an oblation in one place and an enclosure in another.
Information about Saint Vincent Archabbey, Benedict's Rule, and links to sites relating to monastic life and oblation, can be found at www.osb.org/sva/obl/index.html.
(25) Easter tithe and oblation seem to have been subsumed under the heading 'Four Quarter Books', which appears over a more fluctuating sum, possibly collected on a territorial basis (no original Quarter Books are extant) or at least drawn up in relation to a list of households--payment for a 'booke of the house holders' was made in the 1586-7 account.
The pouring of the completely pure oblation of the seed (khams) with the funnel and ladle of the ro-ma and rkyang-ma into the hearth of the nirmana wheel (the navel center), and so forth, in which blazes the immaculate and clear fire of Enlightened Wisdom.
When invoking images of corruption, Hill consistently uses mixed metaphors or combines concrete and abstract words in phrases such as "blades / of oblation" (11) or "detantes of corpse-gas" (12).
The oblation at the Alamo ensured the victory at San Jacinto, and the battle cry "Remember the Alamo" became the justification for the silencing of all but Euro-American voices and for the continuing political struggle in Texas.
The result, from this retiring and warm-hearted pastor, is a rich oblation -- linking action and reflection.
'The whole weight of the newly-elaborated Christian rites fell on early childhood.' Oblation, chiefly in vogue in the ninth and tenth centuries but unacceptable from the twelfth, was not a form of child abandonment, as John Boswell argued (although it served to accommodate princes surplus to requirement and otherwise to limit the number of heirs), but 'the parental gift of the living child' within a nexus of social and ecclesial relationships.
He published a volume of poetry, Oblation (1902), and a selection of his Red Page reviews in The Red Pagan (1904).
A year and a half after "whistling" a numerary then makes "the oblation." I did this on August 17, 1989; I made an oral contract with Opus Dei to commit my life to "The spirit of Opus Dei" until the following March 19.
In Iloilo City, students gathered the lobby of the College of Management building before marching to the UP Oblation where a program was held.