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- n. The act of giving, granting or conferring (e.g. an office) but not liberal as a donation or gift
- n. A dose
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In civil law, the act of giving: as, the dation of an office: distinguished from donation or gift in that it does not imply beneficence or liberality in the giver.
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