donatary

noun

do·​na·​tary
ˈdōnəˌterē,
ˈdän-
plural -es
Scots law
: the receiver of a donation
specifically : the receiver of any right bestowed by the king after its forfeiture to the crown

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin donatarius, from Latin donatus (past participle of donare to present, grant) + -arius -ary

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“Donatary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/donatary. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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