Origin of donativeMiddle English donatif ; from Classical Latin donativum ; from donativus
Origin of donativeLatin d&omacron;n&amacron;t&imacron;vum, from neuter of d&omacron;n&amacron;t&imacron;vus, of a donation, from d&omacron;n&amacron;tus, past participle of d&omacron;n&amacron;re, 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”).