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OBLATIO Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat In the civil law. A tender of money in payment of a debt made by debtor to creditor. Whatever is offered to the church by the pious. Calvin. Oblationes dicuntur qusecunque a piis fidelibnsque Christianis ofFeruntux Deo et ecclesise, sive res solidse sive mobiles. 2 Inst. 389. Those things are called “oblations” which are offered to God and to the church by pious and faithful Christians, whether they are movable or immovable. OBLATIONS, or obventious, are offerings or customary payments made, in England, to the minister of a church, including fees on marriages, burials, mortuaries, etc., (q. v.) and Easter offerings. 2 Steph. Comm. 740; I’hillim. Ecc. Law, 1590. They may be com- muted by agreement


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