- donath-landsteiner phenomenon,
- donation land,
Origin of donation
Examples from the Web for donation
This was before Cassidy entered politics, and the Republican congressman now calls that donation a “youthful indiscretion.”Mary Landrieu-Bill Cassidy Louisiana Senate Race Heads to a Runoff|Tim Mak|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, a concert is a far more unusual gift that is rarely considered a donation.
Some saw their donation as a ticket to a theme park roller coaster ride.Speed Read: Kenneth Vogel’s ‘Big Money’ Shows How PACs Control Politics|William O’Connor|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The repairs cost an estimated $15 million, but the price tag was cut in half by a donation from David M. Rubenstein.
The Bradley donation, of $2,000, was made in 1989, as Bradley was a year out from his second re-election bid.Donald Sterling and the Neverending Fantasy of ‘Democrat’ Racism|Michael Tomasky|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again he was in money difficulties from which he was released by a donation from his loyal friends.The Short-story|William Patterson Atkinson
It is by words of donation (I give, I grant) that Oswalds beneficia are praestita to his knights and thegns.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
It should be offered and accepted as an honor, not as a donation.The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation methods and addresses.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
But in the rough times which followed, the Duke's donation perished, only two or three precious relics being saved from the wreck.Oxford and Her Colleges|Goldwin Smith
Word Origin for donation
early 15c., from Old French donacion (13c.), from Latin donationem (nominative donatio) "a presenting, giving," noun of action from past participle stem of donare "give as a gift," from donum "gift," from PIE *donum "gift" (cf. Sanskrit danam "offering, present," Old Church Slavonic dani "tribute," Lithuanian duonis "gift," Old Irish dan "gift, endowment, talent," Welsh dawn "gift"), from root *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).