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oblate a person dedicated to a religious life, but typically having not taken full monastic vows. In earlier times, oblate was also used for a child dedicated by their parents to a religious house and placed there to be brought up.

Recorded from the late 17th century, the word comes via French from medieval Latin oblatus, past participle (used as a noun) of Latin offerre ‘to offer’.

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oblate Description of the shape of a clast which is tabular or disc-shaped in appearance. It is characterized by a ratio of intermediate to long diameters of more than 2/3, and a ratio of short to intermediate diameters of less than 2/3. See PARTICLE SHAPE.

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oblate1 person devoted to a religious work. XIX. — F. oblat — medL. oblātus, sb. use of pp. of offerre OFFER; see OBLATION, -ATE1.

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oblate2 (geom.) flattened at the poles. XVIII. — modL. oblātus, f. OB- + lātus, as in L. prōlātus PROLATE.

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