Origin of donativeMiddle English donatif ; from Classical Latin donativum ; from donativus
Origin of donativeLatin dōnātīvum, from neuter of dōnātīvus, of a donation, from dōnātus, past participle of dōnāre, to give; see donation.
(comparative more donative, superlative most donative)
- Of, pertaining to, or being a donation
From the Latin noun dōnātīvum (“gratuity”, “largess”) and its antecedent adjective dōnātīvus, from dōnō (“I give [a present]”), from dōnum (“gift”).