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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In addition, the administration will authorize donative remittances. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, 16 May 2022

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for donative

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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