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”).