Establishment vs Dotation - What's the difference?

establishment | dotation |


As nouns the difference between establishment and dotation

is that establishment is the act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation while dotation is the act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.

establishment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
  • The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state.
  • That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  • (slang) The establishment : the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo. Sometimes capitalized: the Establishment.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.}}

    Derived terms

    * anti-establishment * eating establishment

    Synonyms

    * (act of establishing) foundation

    Antonyms

    * (act of establishing) abolition

    dotation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
  • Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.
  • As to eleemosynary corporations, by the dotation the founder and his heirs are of common right the legal visitors...
    (Webster 1913) ----