from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of giving gratuitously; a conferring.
  • noun That which is conferred or given; a donation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of giving or bestowing; a conferring or bestowal.
  • noun That which is given or bestowed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of bestowing or conferring something, especially an honour.
  • noun Something, such as an honour, that is bestowed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
  • noun a gift that is bestowed or conferred


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  •    In the Hotel Chelsea the Indian woman beckons and smiles for she stands upon her magic carpet the one she dropped on his patio and he didn't know it then but that dropping of her rug was a blessing a bestowment an endowment of free-floating fortune if not goodness and in the dream he goes to her.

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  • And to think Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall have departed without a Hannity bestowment.

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  • It's easy to get caught up watching a man who had the presidency stolen out from under him slowly earn his revenge against a now hated administration -- culminating with last week's Nobel Peace Prize bestowment -- but there's still a rather sad political track record that's being ignored.

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  • This blogger has chosen to join in the awards-giving parade, but unlike the "Big 5" entertainment awards, I've chosen to join in the bestowment of dishonors to the most richly deserving crooks, liars, power-mad despots and just plain weirdos who've made life a lot more complicated for Americans in the past 12 months.

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  • The parable of the talents was spoken by our Lord to illustrate the doctrine of the Divine sovereignty in the bestowment of unmerited gifts; and the regeneration of the soul is one of the greatest of these gifts.

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  • For even towards Adam, if he had remained righteous, God would have exercised justice both by the bestowment of his own reward upon him, analogous to his righteousness, and by that supernatural gift, analogous to his own power and grace, which He adumbrated to man by the symbol of the tree of life.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 3 1560-1609 1956

  • The second member is, "The decree concerning the gift of faith, precedes the decree of election;" in the explanation of which I employ the same distinction as in the former, and say, "The decree of election, by which God determines to justify and save believers, precedes the decree concerning the bestowment of faith."

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1 1560-1609 1956


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