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.

2.

Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage.

Spelman.

3. Metaph.

Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

The latter term, presentative faculty, I use . . . in contrast and correlation to a "representative faculty." Sir W. Hamilton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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