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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Donation  \Do*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  donatio;  cf  F.  donation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  giving  or  bestowing;  a  grant. 
 
  After  donation  there  an  absolute  change  and 
  alienation  of  the  property  of  the  thing  given 
  --South. 
 
  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.  --Bouvier. 
 
  {Donation  party},  a  party  assembled  at  the  house  of  some  one 
  as  of  a  clergyman,  each  one  bringing  some  present.  [U.S.] 
  --Bartlett. 
 
  Syn:  Gift;  present;  benefaction;  grant.  See  {Gift}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  donation 
  n  1:  a  voluntary  gift  (as  of  money  or  service  or  ideas)  made  to 
  some  worthwhile  cause  [syn:  {contribution}] 
  2:  act  of  giving  in  common  with  others  for  a  common  purpose 
  especially  to  a  charity  [syn:  {contribution}] 




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