As nouns the difference between hospital and dotation
is that hospital
is a building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients while dotation
is the act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
As an adjective hospital
is (obsolete) hospitable.
A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
A building founded for the long term care of its residents, such as an almshouse. The residents may have no physical ailments, but simply need financial support.
(obsolete) A place of lodging.
* , II.ix:
The place and state of being hospitalized.
- they spide a goodly castle, plast / Foreby a riuer in a pleasaunt dale, / Which choosing for that euenings hospitale , / They thither marcht [...].
- Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital .
* cottage hospital
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...