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Webster 1913 Edition


Donative

Don′a-tive

,
Noun.
[L.
donativum
, fr.
donare
: cf. F.
donatif
. See
Donate
.]
1.
A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.
“The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.”
Dryden.
2.
(Eccl. Law)
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
Benefice
,
Noun.
, 3.

Don′a-tive

,
Adj.
Vested or vesting by donation;
as, a
donative
advowson
.
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Donative

DONATIVE

,
Noun.
[L., to give.]
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.

DONATIVE

,
Adj.
Vested or vesting by donation; as a donative advowson.

Definition 2022


donative

donative

English

Adjective

donative (comparative more donative, superlative most donative)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or being a donation

Noun

donative (plural donatives)

  1. A gift; a largess; a gratuity.
    • Dryden
      The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.
  2. (ecclesiastical law) A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders.