1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given.
2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
And some donation freely to estate
On the bless'd lovers. --Shak.
3. Law The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.
Donation party, a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present. [U.S.]
Syn: -- Gift; present; benefaction; grant. See Gift.
n 1: a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to
some worthwhile cause [syn: contribution]
2: act of giving in common with others for a common purpose
especially to a charity [syn: contribution]