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 intent — The conscious desire to make a gift, as distinguished from giving something as a gift by mistake or under pressure. Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Getting Your Affairs in …   Law dictionary

  • Donative intent — A legal phrase usually used in the context of gift like transactions. A person has donative intent when they desire to cause an immediate transfer of title of some property to another person …   Wikipedia

  • donative advowson — Same as advowson donative …   Ballentine's law 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

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