donative


1do·na·tive

noun \ˈdō-nə-tiv, ˈdä-\

Definition of DONATIVE

:  a special gift or donation

Examples of DONATIVE

  1. <the support of the military was bought with a large donative to a couple of well-placed generals>
  2. <regarded her annual bonus as a just recompense for her job performance and not as some corporate donative>

First Known Use of DONATIVE

15th century

Rhymes with DONATIVE

2do·na·tive

adjective \same or ˈdō-ˌnā-, dō-ˈ\

Definition of DONATIVE

:  of or relating to donation

Origin of DONATIVE

Latin donativus, from donatus
First Known Use: 1559

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