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Late Latin dotatio, from Latin dotare (to endow).


dotation (plural dotations)

  1. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
  2. Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.
    As to eleemosynary corporations, by the dotation the founder and his heirs are of common right the legal visitors...

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dotation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



From Latin dotatio


dotation f (plural dotations)

  1. allowance
  2. endowment

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