donation

[ doh-ney-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF donation
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Then if it sends the petition this year you will give the donation, I suppose?

We wondered that our honoured lord, your nephew, went not up with the donation this day.'

I cannot describe the joy I had in God when I received this donation.

The State of Alabama, in which it was placed, gave it an annual donation.

He wound up, of course, by telling of this donation from an unknown well-wisher.

But for that donation even the work horses must have succumbed.

This donation seems not to have been recorded in the books of the home.

A donation of $15,000 has also been received by this school.

Mr. Elschild had persisted that his donation was entirely a voluntary one.

Regarding the facts of his donation to the fund he had vouchsafed no word to Zoe.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French donacion (13c.), from Latin donationem (nominative donatio) "a presenting, giving," noun of action from past participle stem of donare "give as a gift," from donum "gift," from PIE *donum "gift" (cf. Sanskrit danam "offering, present," Old Church Slavonic dani "tribute," Lithuanian duonis "gift," Old Irish dan "gift, endowment, talent," Welsh dawn "gift"), from root *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).

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