oblato
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oblato [o-blah’-to, tah]
adjective
1. One who, on becoming a monk, donated his property to the community. (n)
2. Anciently, a child offered to God to make him embrace the clerical profession. (n)
3. A lay monk of certain orders. (n)
4. A certain tax anciently paid. (n)
5. An invalided soldier; who had a right of receiving a living and clothing from some abbey or priory. (n)
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