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dotation

[doh-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an endowment.

Origin of dotation

1350–1400; < Latin dōtātiōn- (stem of dōtātiō), equivalent to dōtāt(us), past participle of dōtāre to provide a dowry for (derivative of dōs dowry; cf. dot2) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English dotacioun < Anglo-French
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dotation

noun
  1. law the act of giving a dowry; endowment

Word Origin

C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow
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