[don-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, doh-nuh-]
- a donee of the king, especially one given the right by the king to property obtained by escheat or forfeit.
Origin of donatory
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Examples from the Web for donatory
In Scotland they were held to belong to the crown or its donatory, usually the sheriff of a county.
On this island Francesco Pereira Coutinho, the first donatory, was killed by the savages.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
The donatory of the territory which included the bay of Bahia, started a town, but it was destroyed by Indians.The South American Republics Part I of II
Thomas C. Dawson