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donative

[ don-uh-tiv, doh-nuh- ]
/ ˈdɒn ə tɪv, ˈdoʊ nə- /
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noun
a gift or donation.
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Origin of donative

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin dōnātīvum, noun use of neuter of dōnātīvus gratuitous, equivalent to dōnāt(us) (see donation) + -īvus-ive
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British Dictionary definitions for donative

donative
/ (ˈdəʊnətɪv) /

noun
a gift or donation
a benefice capable of being conferred as a gift
adjective
of or like a donation
being or relating to a benefice

Word Origin for donative

C15: from Latin dōnātīvum donation made to soldiers by a Roman emperor, from dōnāre to present
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