Presentation copy, a copy of a book, engraving, etc., presented to some one by the author or artist, as a token of regard.

(Pre*sent"a*tive) a.

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

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

3. (Metaph.) 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.

(Pres`en*tee") n. [F. présenté, p. p. See Present, v. t. ] One to whom something is presented; also, one who is presented; specifically (Eccl.), one presented to benefice. Ayliffe.

(Pre*sent"er) n. One who presents.

(Pre*sen"tial) a. [LL. praesentialis.] Implying actual presence; present, immediate. [Obs.]

God's mercy is made presential to us.
Jer. Taylor.

Pre*sen"tial*ly, adv. [Obs.]

(Pre*sen`ti*al"i*ty) n. State of being actually present. [Obs.] South.

(Pre*sen"ti*ate) v. t. To make present. [Obs.]

(Pre*sen"tient) a. [L. praesentiens, p. pr. of praesentire to perceive beforehand; prae before + sentire to feel.] Feeling or perceiving beforehand.

Presentaneous to Press

(Pres`en*ta"ne*ous) a. [L. praesentaneus. See Present, a.] Ready; quick; immediate in effect; as, presentaneous poison. [Obs.] Harvey.

(Pres`en*ta"tion) n. [L. praesentatio a showing, representation: cf. F. présentation.]

1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal.

Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires.

2. Hence, exhibition; representation; display; appearance; semblance; show.

Under the presentation of the shoots his wit.

3. That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as, the picture was a presentation. [R.]

4. (Eccl.) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of presenting a clergyman.

If the bishop admits the patron's presentation, the clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him.

5. (Med.) The particular position of the child during labor relatively to the passage though which it is to be brought forth; — specifically designated by the part which first appears at the mouth of the uterus; as, a breech presentation.

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