donation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French donation, from Latin dōnātiō (a present), from dōnō (to give), from dōnum (a gift). Recorded in English since the 15th century.

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Noun[edit]

donation (plural donations)

  1. A voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause.
    They were collecting donations for the elderly at Christmas.
    • Shakespeare
      And some donation freely to estate
      On the bless'd lovers.
  2. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
    • South
      After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōnātiōnem, accusative singular of dōnātiō.

Noun[edit]

donation f (plural donations)

  1. donation

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōnātiōnem, accusative singular of dōnātiō.

Noun[edit]

donation f (plural donations)

  1. donation

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

donation c

  1. donation

Declension[edit]

Declension of donation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative donation donationen donationer donationerna
Genitive donations donationens donationers donationernas