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Meaning of DONATION

Pronunciation:  dow'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
  2. [n]  a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

DONATION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: contribution, contribution
 See Also: benefaction, gift, gift, giving, offering, subscription



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Do*na"tion\, n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.]
1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

         After donation there an absolute change and
         alienation of the property of the thing given.

2. That which is given as a present; that which is
   transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.

         And some donation freely to estate On the bless'd
         lovers.                               --Shak.

3. (Law) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily
   transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner,
   from himself to another, without any consideration, as a
   free gift. --Bouvier.

{Donation party}, a party assembled at the house of some one,
   as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present. [U.S.]

Syn: Gift; present; benefaction; grant. See {Gift}.

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