Definition of Dotation
1. n. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
Definition of Dotation
1. an endowment [n -S] - See also: endowment
Medical Definition of Dotation
1. 1. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman. 2. Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation. Origin: LL. Dotatio, fr. L. Dotare to endow, fr. Dos, dotis, dower: cf. F. Dotation. See Dot dowry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Dotation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year (1852)
"... from the Due de Bordeaux to M. Berryer—dotation Bill of the President ... rejecting the Bill—Financial Statement—Debate on dotation Bill—Speeches of MM. ..."
2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1853)
"... President of the Legislative Corps—Reply of Louis Napoleon—Proclamation of the Empire—Civil List and dotation of the Crown—Decree regulating the ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"ated for the table of the archbishop, with the reservation that if, in 1876 or 1877 an appointment should be made, to pay the usual dotation from the day of ..."
4. The Fall of Rome, and the Rise of the New Nationalities: A Series of by John George Sheppard (1861)
"dotation of the Exarchate to the Popes.— Desiderius and Charlemagne. — Renewal of the dotation. — Coronation of Charlemagne, Christmas, AD 800.a—How far ..."
5. The History of Ten Years, 1830-1840: Or, France Under Louis Philippe by Louis Blanc (1848)
"A bill was at the same time presented for granting the prince royal a supplementary dotation; and lest the munificence of the country should be wearied out ..."
6. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1845)
"Newton, Joh. Huett, Tho. Radford, Rog. Smith. Ib. first Charter of dotation is of ye same date with that of ..."
7. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1864)
"dotation. In the only two annexes to the French budget are the articles " dotation," ... The receipts and expenditure of the dotation fund are stated in the ..."