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Definition of Libation

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drink offering made to the gods; intoxicating drink (Informal)
Libation Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
libatio
Libation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
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libation
\li*ba"tion\ (l&isl;*bā"shŭn), 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. a heathen sacrifice or libation to the earth.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
(hypernym) drink
(classification) wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
2. a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
(hypernym) helping, portion, serving
3. the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
(hypernym) religious ceremony, religious ritual
Libation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit or in memory of those who have died. It was common in many religions of antiquity and continues to be offered in various cultures today.

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