• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dotation Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.
    • Dotation The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dotation The act of endowing a woman with a marriage portion.
    • n dotation Endowment; establishment of funds for the support of some institution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dotation dō-tā′shun the act of bestowing a dowry on a woman: an endowment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. dotatio, fr. L. dotare, to endow, fr. dos, dotis, dower: cf. F. dotation,. See Dot dowry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. dotation-em—L. dotāre, to endow.


In literature:

It is but a question of dotation, and a selection from one or two monosyllables.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
The first monthly payment of the national dotation, calculated to correspond with his civil list, was accepted.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
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" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In spite of the huge dotation he received, the Marshal added this supposed slight to the many grudges he bore his master.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison

In science:

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Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
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