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Definition of Donative:

  1. A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.
  2. A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.
  3. Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.


gratuity, tip, largesse, gravy train, present, extra, bestowal, handsel, fairing, comp, lagniappe, dividend, freebie, cumshaw, perquisite, presentation, throw-in, donation, perk, gravy, giveaway.

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