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 (dō′nə-tĭv, dŏn′ə-)
A special donation; a gift.
Characterized by, constituting, or subject to donation.

[Latin dōnātīvum, from neuter of dōnātīvus, of a donation, from dōnātus, past participle of dōnāre, to give; see donation.]


1. a gift or donation
2. a benefice capable of being conferred as a gift
3. of or like a donation
4. being or relating to a benefice
[C15: from Latin dōnātīvum donation made to soldiers by a Roman emperor, from dōnāre to present]


(ˈdɒn ə tɪv, ˈdoʊ nə-)

a gift or donation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dōnātīvum]
References in classic literature ?
Galba undid himself by that speech, legi a se militem, non emi; for it put the soldiers out of hope of the donative.
They then repeated their cry of Largesse, to which Cedric, in the height of his joy, replied by an ample donative, and to which Athelstane, though less promptly, added one equally large.
To determine the common law and principles of equity in a particular state, a court might look first to prior case law in the state and to more general sources, such as the Restatement Third of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers.
It is hard to believe also that the Schotts had donative intent (an issue that is beyond the scope of this article).
5(1) of the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Donative Transfers is the most flexible and explains that for the purposes of intestate succession, "[a]n individual is the child of his or her genetic parents, whether or not they are married to each other.
maintain an emphasis on the basic theoretical structure and the general philosophy that unify the field of donative transfers and have pruned away mechanical matters.
Here, Dehejia struggles with the evidence of the donative inscriptions that identify all sorts of patrons (and presumably, viewers) of the monument.
The Service distinguishes between an intent to forgive the notes and donative intent (see Q 1518) with respect to transfer of the property: "A finding of an intent to forgive the note relates to whether the transaction was in reality a bona fide sale or a disguised gift.
The UNOS attempts to explain the contours of "valuable consideration" using the notion of donative intent.
seem to be caught between the uniformity goal of preemption and the desire to reach just results, which in the field of donative transfers involves honoring the donor's intentions.
The question is whether priestly representation of Christ as head and bridegroom of the Church depends on the correlative argument that active and passive (or donative and receptive) processions in the Trinity are gender-specific, and ontologically so.
Chapters cover such topics as Power of Attorney Act, International Wills Act, Intestacy, Wills and Donative Transfers, Nonprobate Transfers on Death Act, Trustee Powers Act, Simultaneous Death Act and TOD Security Registration Act.