Definition of Donative

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

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

Definition of Donative

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or being a donation ¹

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Definition of Donative

1. a donation [n -S] - See also: donation

Medical Definition of Donative

1. 1. A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present. "The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives." 2. 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. 3. Origin: L. Donativum, fr. Donare: cf. F. Donatif. See Donate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donative

donate someone's body to science
donated one's body to science
donates one's body to science
donating one's body to science
donative (current term)

Literary usage of Donative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1800)
"But if the donative had been twice augmented by Queen Anne'*, bounty, ... The incumbent of a donative having the cure of fouls is Dr. Wooi- within the 13 ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Phillimore (1842)
"donative, 1. A donative is a spiritual it church, chapel, or vicarage, which is in the free gift or collation of the patron, without making ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise (1824)
"An advowson donative is where the king, or any subject by his licence, ... If the patron of an advowson donative once presents to the ordinary, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"... or donative* An advowson presentative is where the patron hath a ... son donative is when the king, or any subject by his license, doth found a church ..."

5. Historical Register by C. H. Green (1724)
"THE King of Spain hai demanded a donative in this Place, ... a donative (or free Gift) being endeavour'd to be extorted by Violence from us: To which Effect ..."

6. Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the Laws of England by John Henry Thomas, Sir Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Heneage Finch Nottingham, Edward Coke, Matthew Hale (1836)
"come in by lay donation, and not by admission or institution, yet his 12.64. и H. patron shall have a quart impedit of this church donative, ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Advowsons by John Mirehouse (1824)
"But when once presented to, no longer a donative. ... but if the patron once present to a donative, and the clerk, upon such presentation, be admitted, ..."

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