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Definition of "donatory" [don•a•to•ry]

  • A donee of the crown; one to whom, upon certain conditions, escheated property is made over. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "donatory" in a sentence
  • "In the settlement of Pernambuco, the first donatory, Duarte Coelho"
  • "Pereira Coutinho, the first donatory, was killed by the savages."
  • "But this is what would happen, under such circumstances, according to the principle of right in the civil state; for in this sphere the donatory can compel me, under certain conditions, to perform my promise."