We grant your request, but stop your donative; because it is not right that you should consume the labourer's bread in idleness.
Even the donative of Constantine to the Roman bishop Silvester was declared to be a pitiable fiction.
Had not the donative antimacassar already established a claim upon the Treachers' gratitude?
It was customary that such of the records on copper as were donative charters should be authenticated.
I am writing with Butler's donative pencil, which makes my bad hand worse.
Galba undid himself by that speech, legi a se militem, non emi; for it put the soldiers out of hope of the donative.
I may here mention that the anomaly of “donative” benefices was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1898.
He gratified their avarice by a liberal distribution of treasure, under the names of pay and donative.
That every convent and monastery should pay a donative, proportionable to its riches and rents.