Do*na"tion (?), n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.]


The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

After donation there an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given.



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.


Donation party, a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present. [U.S.]


Syn. -- Gift; present; benefaction; grant. See Gift.


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