dotation [doh-tey-shuh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an endowment.
Origin of dotation 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 Examples from the Web for dotation Historical Examples of dotation
It is but a question of dotation, and a selection from one or two monosyllables.’
Thank God, his own personal unpopularity defeated the dotation designed for the Duke of Nemours.
The Minister of Finance presented the bill asking for a dotation for the President.
Dotation to the President refused, and his consequent action, 704.
The dotation of the President is enormous certainly, and I wish for his own sake it had been rather more moderate.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
British Dictionary definitions for dotation dotation noun
- law the act of giving a dowry; endowment
Word Origin for dotation C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow