Definition of oblationary in English:

oblationary

adjective

  • Chiefly Christian Church. Of, relating to, of the nature of, or suggestive of oblation; specifically designating the person who receives the oblations presented during the celebration of the Eucharist.

noun

  • The deacon or other minister who receives the oblations presented during the celebration of the Eucharist.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Orby Shipley (1832–1916), liturgical scholar and Roman Catholic convert. Partly from oblation + -ary, and partly from post-classical Latin oblationarius, adjective and noun from classical Latin oblātiōn-, oblātiō + -ārius.

Pronunciation

oblationary

/ɒˈbleɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri//ə(ʊ)ˈbleɪʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/