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Relating to the gratuitous transfer of something as in the nature of a gift.

A donative trust is the conveyance of property in trust set up as a gift from one person to another.

Donative intent is the intent to give something as a gift.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Togel, however, was not so consistent as to denounce his own government's election-year donatives. He professed to have had no hand in initiating the prosecutions; indeed, while he supported the idea of villagers taking responsibility for their affairs, he stated that he did not wish to see kids deprived of an education.
Secondly, consideration may be explained as a mechanism that distinguishes between donatives and gratuitous promises on the one hand and mutual exchanges of promises on the other.
Families could even regard having a male member in the legions as a kind of "survival strategy" of its own because they could send home pay, plunder, and donatives.