Webster 1913 Edition
donare: cf. F.
A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.“The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.”
A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under
Vested or vesting by donation;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.
2.In the canon law, a benefice given and collated to a person, by the founder or patron, without either presentation, institution or induction by the ordinary.