Li*ba"tion (?), n. [L. libatio, fr. libare to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering: cf. F. libation.]

The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.

Dryden.

A heathen sacrifice or libation to the earth. Bacon.

 

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