donative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dōnātīvum (a gratuity), from dōnō (I give [a present]), from dōnum (gift).

Adjective[edit]

donative (comparative more donative, superlative most donative)

  1. Being or relating to a donation.

Noun[edit]

donative (plural donatives)

  1. A gift; a largess; a gratuity.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.