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donative


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Donative  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Donative  \Don"a*tive\,  a. 
  Vested  or  vesting  by  donation;  as  a  donative  advowson. 
  --Blackstone.