Do*ta"tion (?), n. [LL. dotatio, fr. L. dotare to endow, fr. dos, dotis, dower: cf. F. dotation. See Dot dowry.]


The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.


Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.



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