donation (n.)
giving, bestowal, imparting
Cym V.v.368[Belarius to Cymbeline, of Guiderius' mole] It was wise Nature's end, in the donation / To be his evidence now
Tim III.ii.85[First Stranger to Second and Third Strangers, of Timon] I would have put my wealth into donation, / And the best half should have returned to him [or: legal transference as a free gift]
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