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dotation

[doh-tey-shuh n] /doʊˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an endowment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Latin dōtātiōn- (stem of dōtātiō), equivalent to dōtāt(us), past participle of dōtāre to provide a dowry for (derivative of dōs dowry; cf. dot2) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English dotacioun < Anglo-French
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dotation

/dəʊˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
(law) the act of giving a dowry; endowment
Word Origin
C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow
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