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dătĭo , ōnis, f. do,
I.the act of giving, allotting, distributing; giving up, surrender (good prose, but rare).—
I. Prop.: “in datione,Varr. R. R. 3, 9 fin.: legum ( = latio), * Cic. Agr. 2, 22, 60: “signi dationem Palamedes invenit,Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 202: “legati, opp. ademptio legati,Dig. 34, 4, 14: “partis,ib. 45, 1, 2.—
II. Transf.
A. The right to give or convey away property: right of alienation, * Liv. 39, 19.—
B. A gift (eccl. Lat.): “datio Dei permanet pistis,Vulg. Sirach. 11, 17.
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