• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corban An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.
    • Corban (Jewish Antiq) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corban In Judaism, an offering of any sort to God, particularly in fulfilment of a VOW. To the rules laid down in Lev. xxvii. and Num. xxx. concerning vows, the rabbins added the rule that a man might interdict himself by vow not only from using for himself any particular object, for example food, but also from giving or receiving it. The thing thus interdicted was considered as corban. A person might thus release himself from any inconvenient obligation under plea of corban —a practice which Christ reprehended, as annulling the spirit of the law.
    • n corban Same as corbana.
    • n corban In the Coptic liturgy, the eucharistic oblate or host, divisible into nine parts, the central one of which is called the spoudicon. See despoticon and pearl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corban kor′ban anything devoted to God in fulfilment of a vow.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. qorbān, akin to Ar. qurbān
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. qorbān, an offering, sacrifice.


In literature:

Mr. Corban, having notice from friendly Indians, escaped with his men to St. Mary's.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Associated Words: eleemosynary, almoner, almonry, corban.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Have you said 'Corban' to your father, Ammiel-ben-Jochanan?
"The Sad Shepherd" by Henry Van Dyke
The Ethiopians used a sacred bread, called the corban.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Property was often declared to be "corban" for other purposes than dedication to ecclesiastical use.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Aurora, N. E. C., Corban Ass'n, 2 bbls.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Have you said 'Corban' to your father, Ammiel-ben-Jochanan?
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
The Parable of Corban, Sect.
"A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ" by Archibald Thomas Robertson
Torribio Gomez Corban was the admiral of the little fleet, and Antonio Flores, pilot.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
He had devoted the Corban funds to unhallowed purposes, and had mingled the blood of the Galileans with their sacrifices.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler

In news:

Corban 's Nippert Repeats as Player of the Year.
David Corban 's Naples house on Haldeman Creek is a candidate for Florida's top 100.
The Corban home is built over a boat house, but has made its wood-panel facade and elevation eye catchers.
Architect David Corban created a home from a vintage boat house.
College of Idaho's Colleen Smith, Corban University's Ian Logan Named Cascade Collegiate Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Colleen Smith of College of Idaho and Ian Logan of Corban University have been voted the 2010-11 Cascade Collegiate Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the conference office announced.
CARLA CORBAN KATH The Kansas City Star Published: September 18, 2012.
Beverly Schaefer/For The Times The Thunder's Bradley Suttle, left, scores in front of New Hampshire catcher Yan Gomes in second inning off a Corban Joseph single.
Bryce Bernard , Faculty Athletics Representative at Corban University (Ore.), has been appointed to serve on the NAIA National Eligibility Committee (NEC).
Fast and speed are rules and words Corban Latimore lives by.
A proficient runner in the 100 and 200 meter sprints, Corban caught our attention by breaking records, but not just any record.
Missing Corban University student found safe.
Corban University officials say a student who had been reported missing since Wednesday has been found safe.