do·na·tive /'dō-nə-tiv/ adj
1: having the character of a donation
a donative transfer
2: of or relating to donation
donative capacity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective aiding, awarding, beneficent, benevolent, bestowing, bountiful, charitable, conferring, contributing, contributory, conveying, dispensing, eleemosynary, endowing, freehanded, furnishing, generous, given away, giving, granting, gratuitous, imparting, openhanded, philanthropic, presenting, providing, supplying associated concepts: donative intent, donative trust II index gift (present), gratuity (present), largess (gift), tip (gratuity)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Relating to the gratuitous transfer of something as in the nature of a gift.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Relating to the gratuitous transfer of something as in the nature of a gift.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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  • Donative — Don a*tive, a. Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • donative — 1550s, from L. donativus, from donare (see DONATION (Cf. donation)). As a noun, from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • donative — [dän′ə tiv, dō′nətiv] n. [ME donatif < L donativum < donativus] a donation or gift …   English World dictionary

  • donative — I. noun Date: 15th century a special gift or donation II. adjective Etymology: Latin donativus, from donatus Date: 1559 of or relating to donation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • donative — /don euh tiv, doh neuh /, n. a gift or donation. [1400 50; late ME < L donativum, n. use of neut. of donativus gratuitous, equiv. to donat(us) (see DONATION) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • donative — adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a donation …   Wiktionary

  • donative — benefice presented to church without reference to bishop Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • donative — adj. pertaining to a gift or donation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • donative — [ dəʊnətɪv] rare noun a donation. adjective given as a donation. ↘historical (of a benefice) given directly; not presentative …   English new terms dictionary

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