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Meaning of DONATIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Don"a*tive\, n. [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}, n., 3.
    
    
  2. \Don"a*tive\, a.
    Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.
    --Blackstone.
    
    
 

 

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