Hospital vs Dotation - What's the difference?

hospital | dotation |


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.

hospital

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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:
  • they spide a goodly castle, plast / Foreby a riuer in a pleasaunt dale, / Which choosing for that euenings hospitale , / They thither marcht [...].
  • The place and state of being hospitalized.
  • Luckily an ambulance arrived quickly and he was rushed to hospital .

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * cottage hospital

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) hospitable
  • (Howell)
    1000 English basic words ----

    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) ----