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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- the act of donating
- a gift or contribution, as to a charitable organization
Origin: ME donacioun < L donatio < donatus, pp. of donare < donum, gift < IE *donom < base *do-, give: see date
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- The act of giving to a fund or cause.
- A gift or grant.
Origin: Middle 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.