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donative

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noun do·na·tive \ˈdō-nə-tiv, ˈdä-\

Definition of donative

  1. :  a special gift or donation

Examples of donative in a sentence

  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

15th Century

First Known Use of donative

15th century


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donative

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adjective do·na·tive \same or ˈdō-ˌnā-, dō-ˈ\

Definition of donative

  1. :  of or relating to donation

Origin and Etymology of donative

Latin donativus, from donatus


First Known Use: 1559


Law Dictionary

donative

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adjective do·na·tive \ˈdō-nə-tiv\

Legal Definition of donative

  1. 1 :  having the character of a donation a donative transfer

  2. 2 :  of or relating to donation donative intent donative capacity



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