self-donation

donation

[doh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution.
2.
a gift, as to a fund; contribution.

Origin:
1375–1425, for an earlier sense; late Middle English < Latin dōnātiōn- (stem of dōnātiō), equivalent to dōnāt(us), past participle of dōnāre to give (dōn-, stem of dōnum gift, + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

predonation, noun
self-donation, noun
superdonation, noun


2. offering, benefaction, gratuity. See present2.
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donation (dəʊˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of giving, esp to a charity
2.  a contribution
 
[C15: from Latin dōnātiō a presenting, from dōnāre to give, from dōnum gift]

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donation
early 15c., from M.Fr. donation, from L. donationem (nom. donatio), from donare "give as a gift," from donum "gift," from PIE *donum "gift" (cf. Skt. danam "offering, present," O.C.S. dani "tribute," Lith. duonis "gift," O.Ir. dan "gift, endowment, talent"), from base *do-/*de- "to give."
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