The definition of a donation is money or some other item of value given to a charity or a person in need.(noun)
When you give a charity for the homeless a $100 check, this is an example of a $100 donation.
See donation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME donacioun < L donatio < donatus, pp. of donare < donum, gift < IE *donom < base *do-, give: see date
See donation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English donacioun, gift, benefice
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin dōnātiō, dōnātiōn-
Origin: , from dōnātus
Origin: , past participle of dōnāre, to give
Origin: , from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
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