Definition for PRE-SENT'A-TIVE


  1. In ecclesiastical affairs, that has the right of presentation, or offering a clerk to the bishop for institution. Advowsons are presentative, collative or donative. An advowson presentative is where the patron makes a right of presentation to the bishop or ordinary. – Blackstone.
  2. That admits the presentation of a clerk; as, a presentative parsonage. – Spelman.

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