dotation

[ doh-tey-shuhn ]
/ doʊˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

an endowment.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for dotation

dotation
/ (dəʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

law the act of giving a dowry; endowment

Word Origin for dotation

C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow
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