col·​la·​tive | \ kəˈlātiv, (ˈ)kä¦l-, (ˈ)kō¦l-, -ātiv \

Definition of collative

1 : having the quality or power of conferring
2 : passing, held, or conferred by collation (see collation sense 4a)
3 : marked by collation or systematic comparison a collative act or function

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History and Etymology for collative

Latin collativus brought together, from collatus + -ivus -ive

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“Collative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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