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Corban, a Hebrew word denoting an offering to God, or something set apart for His service. The word might denote a vow to perform some specific act, or some object set apart to pious uses. Christ in the Gospel reproaches the Pharisees for refusing their means to legitimate purposes on the ground of their being corban, and so dedicated to God. Corbana denoted the church treasury, and in the Coptic Liturgy the name corban was applied to the Host.