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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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The UPbased fraternity named their run after "The Oblation," a statue sculpted by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino of a naked man offering himself to the nation, which is the state university's symbol.
"We see the Oblation Run as a greater service to the nation," Abenojar said.
At the same time the revenue base widens to capture money externally that is less oblation than territorial exaction, gathered by dint of rigorous centralized organization.
Offerings on craft festivals were not necessarily made in the work-related parish, nor was the pattern immutable: smiths or smiths' journeymen, butchers and fishers, who offered at St Thomas in the early sixteenth century (WRO: 1900/98, [1], 1523-4, and [4], 1532 -3, two oblation books), worked in the marketplace nearby; but ironmongers, also there, made offerings at St Edmund's (Swayne, Churchwardens' Accounts, xv); here the weavers, based in St Martin's parish, had their chantry.
[29] In the vedic agnihotra the fire consumes the oblations for the purpose, among others, of conveying them to the gods.
We have encountered already the brahmin who is too old to perform the external agnihotra and therefore after depositing the sacred fire within himself, consumes the two ritual oblations. This literature expounds, as was noted above, a homology of the five srauta fires with the five breaths (prana) located within the human body.
While in the external agnihotra the fire of Agni is often considered to convey the offerings to its recipients, the macrocosmic deities, in upanisadic developments of the ritual the oblations are considered to be offered to the microcosmic self or to the universal atman (Atman Vaisvanara).
[It is the] pouring of the oblations of food and drink with the ladle and funnel of the two hands into the homa pit of the mouth which is the hearth of the body in which blazes the fire of gtum-mo.
The foods blessed as nectar are the offerings for satisfying the enlightened beings of the inner body in the manner of oblations. (p.
Inner fire offerings are offerings, without holding attachment, of oblations of nectar of food and drink into the self-arising fire hearth of gtum-mo for the mandala of skandhas, dhatus, and Buddhas by joining the funnel and ladle of one's hands which are wisdom and means.
In the Tibetan food yoga as well, it is not only the sacrificial fire that is interiorized but also the devas who are the recipients of the oblations.
When the oblations for the fire offerings have not been prepared, even if one has them, without any instance of performing [the outward ritual], having just meditated on everything that we have explained before [in the section on outer fire offerings], one's wishes will certainly be accomplished.