Donation

Definition of Donation

Do`na´tion
n.1.The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given.
2.That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers.
- Shak.
3.(Law) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.
Donation party
a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present.
- Bartlett.

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accommodation, accordance, aid, allotment, allowance, alms, alms fee, appropriation, assistance, award, awarding, beneficence, bestowal, bestowment, charity, collection, communication, concession, conferment, conferral, deliverance, delivery, dole, donative, endowment, furnishment, gifting, giving, granting, handout, help, impartation, impartment, investiture, largesse, liberality, offer, offertory, philanthropy, pittance, presentation, presentment, provision, ration, relief, subscription, subsidy, subvention, supplying, surrender, tithe, votive offering, vouchsafement
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