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Dotation

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Pronunciation : Do*ta"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [LL. dotatio, fr. L. dotare to endow, fr. dos, dotis, dower: cf. F. dotation. See Dot dowry.]
Definition : 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. Blackstone.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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