do·na·tion n
1: the making of an esp. charitable gift
2 in the civil law of Louisiana: a voluntary transfer of ownership of property from one person to another compare sale
dis·guised donation: a transfer of property (as a sale) that does not have a sufficient reciprocal consideration (as a proportional price) so that it is considered a gratuitous donation and must meet the statutory requirements for a donation (as a notarial act) to be valid – called also donation in disguise; compare simulation
donation in·ter vi·vos /-ˌin-tər-'vī-ˌvōs, -ˌin-ter-'vē-ˌvōs/: a donation that transfers property owned by the donor and that takes effect upon the donee's acceptance compare gift inter vivos at gift
donation mor·tis cau·sa /-'mȯr-tis-'kȯ-zə, -'mȯr-tēs-'kau̇-sä/: a donation that is to take effect on the donor's death and that is revocable compare gift causa mortis at gift
3: something that is transferred by a donation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun alms, benefaction, bequest, bestowment, bounty, charity, contribution, dispensation, donum, dotation, endowment, gift, grant, gratuity, handout, impartation, impartment, largess, munificence, offering, philanthropy, present, presentation, provision, subsidy, subvention associated concepts: charitable donation, donation deed, donation causa mortis, donation of land, gratuitous donation, special donation II index benefit (conferment), bonus, cession, charity, endowment, gift (present), grant, largess (gift), perquisite, provision (act of supplying), reward, tip (gratuity)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Something given; a gift.
(Latin) donatio

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A gift of property. The IRS allows you to take an income tax deduction for the value of donations made to charitable organizations that are recognized as such by the IRS.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   gift. If made to a qualified non-profit charitable, religious, educational or public service organization, it may be deductible as a contribution in calculating income tax.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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