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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.