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present +‎ -ative


presentative (comparative more presentative, superlative most presentative)

  1. Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.
  2. (ecclesiastical, law) Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution.
    • (Can we date this quote by Blackstone?)
      Advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.
  3. Admitting the presentation of a clergyman.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spelman?)
      a presentative parsonage

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for presentative in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)