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charity

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Etymology

From Old French charite (French: charité), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] caritas.

Noun

Singular
charity

Plural
charities

charity (charities)
  1. Christian love; representing God's love of man, man's love of God, or man's love of his fellow-men.
  2. In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.
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    Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. — John Mitchell Mason
  3. (uncountable) Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.
  4. (countable) The goods or money given to those in need.
  5. (countable) An organization the objects of which are to carry on a charitable purpose.

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