Definitions

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  • n. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
  • n. Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
  • n. Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of endowing a woman with a marriage portion.
  • n. Endowment; establishment of funds for the support of some institution.

Etymologies

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

Examples

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  • Philanthropists make a vocation

    Of bountiful funds’ allocation.

    If fame’s the reward

    It’s nothing untoward -

    Small payment for lavish dotation.

    December 29, 2017