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donatory

[ don-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, doh-nuh- ]
/ ˈdɒn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈdoʊ nə- /
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noun, plural don·a·to·ries.Chiefly Scots Law.

a donee of the king, especially one given the right by the king to property obtained by escheat or forfeit.

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Origin of donatory

1610–20; <Medieval Latin dōnātōrius, equivalent to Latin dōnā(re) (see donation) + -tōrius-tory1
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