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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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