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Meaning of LIBATION

Pronunciation:  lI'beyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
  2. [n]  a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
  3. [n]  (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

LIBATION is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: drink, helping, portion, religious ceremony, religious ritual, serving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Li*ba"tion\ (l[-i]*b[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. libatio, fr.
libare to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out
as an offering: cf. F. libation.]
The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either
on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some
deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out. --Dryden.

      A heathen sacrifice or libation to the earth. --Bacon.

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