Don"a*tive (?), n. [L. donativum, fr. donare: cf. F. donatif. See Donate.]


A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.

"The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives."


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.,



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Don"a*tive, a.

Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.



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