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Charity

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(1):

(n.) A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.

(2):

(n.) Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.

(3):

(n.) Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.

(4):

(n.) Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.

(5):

(n.) Love; universal benevolence; good will.

(6):

(n.) Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Charity'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/c/charity.html. 1828.

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