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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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