Ob*la"tion (?), n. [L. oblatio: cf. F. oblation. See Oblate.]
The act of offering, or of making an offering.
Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.
A peculiar ... oblation given to God.
A pin was the usual oblation.
Sir. W. Scott.
A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the expenses of the eucharist, or for the support of the clergy and the poor.
© Webster 1913.