dation

noun
da·​tion | \ ˈdāshən \
plural -s

Definition of dation

: the legal act of giving or conferring

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History and Etymology for dation

French or Latin; French, from Latin dation-, datio act of giving, from datus (past participle of dare to give) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Dation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dation. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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