donative

noun
do·​na·​tive | \ ˈdō-nə-tiv How to pronounce donative (audio) , ˈdä- \

Definition of donative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a special gift or donation

donative

adjective
do·​na·​tive | \ ˈdō-nə-tiv How to pronounce donative (audio) , ˈdä- or ˈdō-ˌnā- How to pronounce donative (audio) , dō-ˈnā- \

Definition of donative (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to donation

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Examples of donative in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of donative

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1559, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for donative

Adjective

Latin donativus, from donatus

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The first known use of donative was in the 15th century

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“Donative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/donative. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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donative

adjective
do·​na·​tive | \ ˈdō-nə-tiv How to pronounce donative (audio) \

Legal Definition of donative

1 : having the character of a donation a donative transfer
2 : of or relating to donation donative intent donative capacity

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