From the Latin noun dōnātīvum (“gratuity”, “largess”) and its antecedent adjective dōnātīvus, from dōnō (“I give [a present]”), from dōnum (“gift”).
donative (comparative more donative, superlative most donative)
- Of, pertaining to, or being a donation
donative (plural donatives)
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity.
- The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.
- (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.