a gift or donation.
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How to use donative in a sentence
Had not the donative antimacassar already established a claim upon the Treachers' gratitude?Major Vigoureux | A. T. Quiller-Couch
A liberal donative, to conciliate the suffrage of the guards, was intrusted for that purpose in the hands of their commander.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
He gratified their avarice by a liberal distribution of treasure, under the names of pay and donative.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
I am writing with Butler's donative pencil, which makes my bad hand worse.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.) | Thomas Moore
It was customary that such of the records on copper as were donative charters should be authenticated.
British Dictionary definitions for donative
a gift or donation
a benefice capable of being conferred as a gift
of or like a donation
being or relating to a benefice
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