Oblate(a.) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid.
Oblate(a.) Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See Oblate, n.
Oblate(a.) One of an association of priests or religious women who have offered themselves to the service of the church. There are three such associations of priests, and one of women, called oblates.
Oblate(a.) One of the Oblati.
Oblateness(n.) The quality or state of being oblate.
Oblation(n.) The act of offering, or of making an offering.
Oblation(n.) Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.
Oblation(n.) 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.
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