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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dative, n. [From Dative,a.] 1. a. An executor dative. b. A decree dative, ‘the decree of the commissaries, conferring on an executor (not being an executornominate) the office of executor’ (Bell). 1564 Acts Sederunt 24 July, 7.
Edicts hes been direct out, warnand them … to compeir, to heir datives given
Ib. 8.
Our saids commissars wer forcit to decern datives to be given to sik persons quhilks wer meit thairfor
1622-6 Bisset II. 67/15.
With certificatioun to thame and they failȝe datives salbe gevin, … and gif they cum nocht, to gif datives thereon
c1630 Hope Minor P. 24.
Where there was no nomination by the defunct, there behoved to preceed a decreet of the commissars, decerning datives
1665 Decis. Lords G. 108.
If any thing after oath should be found omitted or ill appretiat, that the same shall be confirmed by a dative before sentence
1666 Acts Sederunt 24 June, 99.
If neither nearest of kin, executor or creditor shall desire to be confirmed, … ye shall confirm your procurator fiscal, datives always being duly given thereto before
Ib. 100.

2. A tutor or tutory dative. a1646 Spotisw. Practicks. 163.
The King's right to give datives to idiots
Ib. 348.
The lawful tutor … not having found caution … , Alexander Bannerman of Elsich takes a dative

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