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1. Having the right of presentation, or offering a clergyman to the bishop for institution; as, advowsons are presentative, collative, or donative.

2. Admitting the presentation of a clergyman; as, a presentative parsonage.

3. (Science: psychology) Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties. The latter term, presentative faculty, I use . . . In contrast and correlation to a representative faculty.' (Sir W. Hamilton)