Do*na"tion(?), n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.] 1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given.South.
2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
And some donation freely to estateShak.
On the bless'd lovers.
(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.
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.
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