Definition of Donative:
- "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- "Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II", Caius Cornelius Tacitus.
For their commanders having promised them in his name a donative larger than usual, upon their taking the oath to him before his arrival at Rome; he refused to make it good, frequently bragging, " that it was his custom to choose his soldiers, not buy them."- "Sergius Sulpicius Galba (Galba) The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Volume 7.", C. Suetonius Tranquillus.