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Definition of charity:

  1. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.
  2. Eleemosynary appointments [ grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.
  3. 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.
  4. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.
  5. Love; universal benevolence; good will.
  6. Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.

Synonyms:

Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae, forgiveness, almsgiving, give, offering, sympathy, leniency, subscription, foundation, Polemonium caeruleum, jack ladder, toleration, welfare, handout, Greek valerian, bounty, fund, mercy, Polemonium van-bruntiae, humanity, contribution, kind-heartedness, kindliness, benefaction, mercifulness, donation, pilot ladder, attitude, brotherly love, accept, kind, kindheartedness, indulgence, benignancy, mercy, Jacob's ladder, alms, grace, lenity, gift.

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