Donatory
Donatory Don"a*to*ry, n. (Scots Law) A donee of the crown; one the whom, upon certain condition, escheated property is made over. [1913 Webster]

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  • donatory — /don euh tawr ee, tohr ee, doh neuh /, n., pl. donatories. Chiefly Scots Law. a donee of the king, esp. one given the right by the king to property obtained by escheat or forfeit. [1610 20; < ML donatorius, equiv. to L dona(re) (see DONATION) +… …   Universalium

  • donatory — n. donee of the king …   English contemporary dictionary

  • donatory — /downat(6)riy/ The person on whom the king bestows his right to any forfeiture that has fallen to the crown …   Black's law dictionary

  • donatory — /downat(6)riy/ The person on whom the king bestows his right to any forfeiture that has fallen to the crown …   Black's law dictionary

  • donatory — A person who receives a gift from the crown …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • donatory — /don euh tawr ee, tohr ee, doh neuh /, n., pl. donatories. Chiefly Scots Law. a donee of the king, esp. one given the right by the king to property obtained by escheat or forfeit. [1610 20; < ML donatorius, equiv. to L dona(re) (see DONATION)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Donatary — Don a*ta*ry, n. See {Donatory}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Charisticary — A charisticary is a person to whom is given the enjoyment of the revenues of a monastery, hospital, or benefice, also known as a comendatory or donatory. The charisticaries among the Ancient Greeks were a kind of donatories who enjoyed all the… …   Wikipedia

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