[doh-tey-shuh n]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. law the act of giving a dowry; endowment

Word Origin for dotation

C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow
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