DONATIVE, n. [L., to give.]

1. A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.

The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives.

2. In the canon law, a benefice given and collated to a person, by the founder or patron, without either presentation, institution or induction by the ordinary.

DONATIVE, a. Vested or vesting by donation; as a donative advowson.