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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·la·tion /əˈbleʃən, o-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·la·tion n.
 1. The act of offering, or of making an offering.
 2. Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.
    A peculiar . . . oblation given to God.   --Jer. Taylor.
    A pin was the usual oblation.   --Sir. W. Scott.
 3. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity;
           "oblations for aid to the poor" [syn: offering]
      2: the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
         [syn: religious offering]