Definition of presentative in English:

presentative

adjective

historical
  • (of a benefice) to which a patron has the right of presentation.

    • ‘The benefice became presentative in 1899 and was called a vicarage from the first institution (1909).’
    • ‘A benefice is elective when the appointing authority may collate only after some electoral body has named the future incumbent; presentative when such nomination belongs to a patron; collative when the bishop or other superior appoints independently of any election or presentation.’
    • ‘Such churches and chapels shall be considered as presentative benefices.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: probably from medieval Latin, based on Latin praesentare (see present).

Pronunciation

presentative

/prɪˈzɛntətɪv/