Presentative
Presentative Pre*sent"a*tive, a. 1. (Eccl.) Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution; as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage. --Spelman. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metaph.) Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties. [1913 Webster]

The latter term, presentative faculty, I use . . . in contrast and correlation to a ``representative faculty.'' --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]


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  • presentative — [prē zent′ə tiv, prē zent′ə tiv, prizent′ə tiv] adj. 1. Eccles. designating a benefice to or for which a patron has the right of presentation 2. Philos. Psychol. known or capable of being known directly, as by sense perception …   English World dictionary

  • presentative — adjective a) Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties. advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative. Blackstone. b) Having the right… …   Wiktionary

  • presentative — See advowson presentative …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • presentative — adjective Date: circa 1842 known, knowing, or capable of being known directly rather than through cogitation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • presentative — /pri zen teuh tiv/, adj. 1. (of an image, idea, etc.) presented, known, or capable of being known directly. 2. Eccles. admitting of or pertaining to presentation. 3. Philos. immediately knowable; capable of being known without thought or… …   Universalium

  • presentative — adjective historical (of a benefice) to which a patron has the right of presentation …   English new terms dictionary

  • presentative — pre·sen·ta·tive …   English syllables

  • presentative — pre•sen•ta•tive [[t]prɪˈzɛn tə tɪv[/t]] adj. (of an image, idea, etc.) presented, known, or capable of being known directly • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • presentative — /prəˈzɛntətɪv/ (say pruh zentuhtiv) adjective having the power of presenting a notion to the mind …   Australian English dictionary

  • presentative — adj. 1 Philos. subject to direct cognition. 2 hist. (of a benefice) to which a patron has the right of presentation. Etymology: prob. f. med.L (as PRESENTATION) …   Useful english dictionary

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