Examples from the Web for donative
That every convent and monastery should pay a donative, proportionable to its riches and rents.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
I may here mention that the anomaly of “donative” benefices was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1898.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood|J. Conway Walter
Galba undid himself by that speech, legi a se militem, non emi; for it put the soldiers out of hope of the donative.Essays|Francis Bacon
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?Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for donative
Word Origin for donative
Word Origin and History for donative
1550s, from Latin donativus, from donare (see donation). As a noun, from early 15c.