Making a donation.
When you give a charity for the homeless a $100 check, this is an example of a $100 donation.
- the act of donating
- a gift or contribution, as to a charitable organization
Origin of donationMiddle English donacioun from Classical Latin donatio from donatus, past participle of donare from donum, gift from Indo-European an unverified form donom from base an unverified form do-, give: see date
- The act of giving to a fund or cause.
- A gift or grant.
Origin of donationMiddle English donacioun gift, benefice from Old French from Latin dōnātiō dōnātiōn- from dōnātus past participle of dōnāre to give from dōnum gift ; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French donation, from Latin dōnātiō (“a present”), from dōnō (“to give”), from dōnum (“a gift”). Recorded in English since the 15th century.