- Enter a word for the dictionary definition.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Donation \Do*na"tion\, n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.] 1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant. [1913 Webster] After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift. [1913 Webster] And some donation freely to estate On the bless'd lovers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster] Donation party, a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present. [U.S.] --Bartlett. Syn: Gift; present; benefaction; grant. See Gift. [1913 Webster]