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donation

DONATION, n. [L., to give.]

1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

That right we hold by his donation.

2. In law, the act or contract by which a thing or the use of it is transferred to a person, or corporation, as a free gift. To be valid, a donation supposes capacity both in the donor to give and donee to take, and requires consent, acceptance and delivery.

3. That which is given or bestowed; that which is transferred to another gratuitously, or without a valuable consideration; a gift; a grant. Donation is usually applied to things of more value than present.

Mr. Boudinot made a donation of ten thousand dollars to the American Bible Society.



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DONATION, n. [L., to give.]

1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

That right we hold by his donation.

2. In law, the act or contract by which a thing or the use of it is transferred to a person, or corporation, as a free gift. To be valid, a donation supposes capacity both in the donor to give and donee to take, and requires consent, acceptance and delivery.

3. That which is given or bestowed; that which is transferred to another gratuitously, or without a valuable consideration; a gift; a grant. Donation is usually applied to things of more value than present.

Mr. Boudinot made a donation of ten thousand dollars to the American Bible Society.

DO-NA'TION, n. [L. donatio, from dono, to give, Fr. donner.]

  1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant. That right we hold by his donation. – Milton.
  2. In law, the act or contract by which a thing or the use of it is transferred to a person, or corporation, as a free gift. To be valid, a donation supposes capacity both in the donor to give, and donee to take, and requires consent, delivery and acceptance.
  3. That which is given or bestowed; that which is transferred to another gratuitously, or without a valuable consideration; a gift; a grant. Donation is usually applied to things of more value than present. Mr. Boudinot made a donation of ten thousand dollars to the American Bible Society.

Do*na"tion
  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 estate
    On the bless'd lovers.
    Shak.

  3. 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.

    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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Donation

DONATION, noun [Latin , to give.]

1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

That right we hold by his donation

2. In law, the act or contract by which a thing or the use of it is transferred to a person, or corporation, as a free gift. To be valid, a donation supposes capacity both in the donor to give and donee to take, and requires consent, acceptance and delivery.

3. That which is given or bestowed; that which is transferred to another gratuitously, or without a valuable consideration; a gift; a grant. donation is usually applied to things of more value than present.

Mr. Boudinot made a donation of ten thousand dollars to the American Bible Society.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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countermine

COUNTERMINE, n. [counter and mine.]

1. In military affairs, a well and gallery sunk in the earth and running under ground, in search of the enemys mine, or till it meets it, to defeat its effect.

2. Means of opposition or counteraction.

3. A stratagem or project to frustrate any contrivance.

COUNTERMINE, v.t.

1. To sink a well and gallery in the earth, in search of an enemys mine, to frustrate his designs.

2. To counterwork; to frustrate by secret and opposite measures.

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