dotation [doh-tey-shuh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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.’

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Thank God, his own personal unpopularity defeated the dotation designed for the Duke of Nemours.

    Edmond Dants

    Edmund Flagg

  • The Minister of Finance presented the bill asking for a dotation for the President.

    Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XI.–April, 1851–Vol. II.


  • Dotation to the President refused, and his consequent action, 704.

    Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II


  • The dotation of the President is enormous certainly, and I wish for his own sake it had been rather more moderate.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • British Dictionary definitions for dotation dotation noun

    1. law the act of giving a dowry; endowment

    Word Origin for dotation C14: from Latin dōtātiō, from dōtāre to endow

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