- an endowment.
Origin of dotation
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It is but a question of dotation, and a selection from one or two monosyllables.'The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
Thank God, his own personal unpopularity defeated the dotation designed for the Duke of Nemours.Edmond Dants
The Minister of Finance presented the bill asking for a dotation for the President.
Dotation to the President refused, and his consequent action, 704.
The dotation of the President is enormous certainly, and I wish for his own sake it had been rather more moderate.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- law the act of giving a dowry; endowment
C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow
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