(Ob*late"), n. [From Oblate, a.] (R. C. Ch.) (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. (b) One of the Oblati.
(Ob*late"ness), n. The quality or state of being oblate.
(||Ob*la"ti) n. pl. [LL., fr. L. oblatus. See Oblate.] (R.C.Ch.) (a) Children dedicated in their
early years to the monastic state. (b) A class of persons, especially in the Middle Ages, who offered
themselves and their property to a monastery. Addis & Arnold.
(Ob*la"tion) n. [L. oblatio: cf. F. oblation. See Oblate.]
1. The act of offering, or of making an offering. Locke.
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.
(Ob*la"tion*er) n. One who makes an offering as an act worship or reverence. Dr. H. More.
(Ob*la"trate) v. i. [L. oblatratus, p. p. of oblatrare to bark against.] To bark or snarl, as a
(Ob`la*tra"tion) n. The act of oblatrating; a barking or snarling. Bp. Hall.
(||Ob*la"tum) n.; pl. Oblata [NL. See Oblate.] (Geom.) An oblate spheroid; a figure described
by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis. Cf. Oblongum.
(Ob*lec"tate) v. t. [L. oblectatus, p. p. of oblectare.] To delight; to please greatly. [Obs.]
(Ob"lec*ta"tion) n. [L. oblectatio.] The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly
pleased; delight. [R.] Feltham.
(Ob"li*ga*ble) a. Acknowledging, or complying with, obligation; trustworthy. [R.]
The main difference between people seems to be, that one man can come under obligations on which
you can rely, is obligable; and another is not.Emerson.
(Ob"li*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obligated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.] [L. obligatus, p. p.
of obligare. See Oblige.]
1. To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. "Obligated by a
sense of duty." Proudfit.
That's your true plan to obligateChurchill.
The present ministers of state.