The act of an offerer; a proffering.
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.
They are polluted offerings more abhorred
Than spotted livers in the sacrifice.
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.
[None] to the offering before her should go.
Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt. etc.
© Webster 1913.