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 for Dotation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dotation \Do*ta"tion\, n. [LL. dotatio, fr. L. dotare to endow,
     fr. dos, dotis, dower: cf. F. dotation. See Dot dowry.]
     1. The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a
        woman.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a
        hospital or eleemosynary corporation. --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DOTATION, French law. The act by which the founder of a hospital, or other 
  charity, endows it with property to fulfill its destination. 
  
  

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