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donation

[ doh-ney-shuhn ]
/ doʊˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution.
a gift, as to a fund; contribution.

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Origin of donation

1375–1425, for an earlier sense; late Middle English <Latin dōnātiōn- (stem of dōnātiō), equivalent to dōnāt(us), past participle of dōnāre to give (dōn-, stem of dōnum gift, + -ātus-ate1) + -iōn--ion

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2. See present2.

OTHER WORDS FROM donation

pre·do·na·tion, nounself-do·na·tion, nounsu·per·do·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for donation

donation
/ (dəʊˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of giving, esp to a charity
a contribution

Word Origin for donation

C15: from Latin dōnātiō a presenting, from dōnāre to give, from dōnum gift
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