◄ Offering ►

1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Offer.

2. (n.) The act of an offerer; a proffering.

3. (n.) That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.

4. (n.) A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal tithes payable according to custom, either at certain seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as marriages or christenings.

Christmas present advance alms alms fee approach asking price award benefaction beneficence bid birthday present box burnt offering cadeau charity collection contribution dole donation donative drink offering ex voto offering fairing feeler gift handout handsel heave offering hecatomb holocaust human sacrifice immolation incense infanticide invitation libation mactation oblation offer offertory overture peace offering piacular offering pittance preliminary approach present presentation proffer sacramental offering sacrifice scapegoat self-immolation self-sacrifice submission subscription suttee sutteeism tentative approach thank offering tithe tribute votive offering white elephant whole offering


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