Definitions of charity

  1. a kindly and lenient attitude toward people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an activity or gift that benefits the public at large Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an institution set up to provide help to the needy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Love; universal benevolence; good will. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Social welfare organizations with programs designed to assist individuals in times of need. Medical Dictionary DB
  13. The disposition to think well of others; alms; universal love and good will; an institution for the poor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. In New Test., universal love: the disposition to think favorably of others, and do them good: almsgiving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Kind feeling; almsgiving; liberality. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Liberality; almsgiving; alms. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Benevolence; Christian love; leniency; readiness to forgive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A disposition to think well and kindly of others, and to do them good; an act prompted by this disposition; liberality to the poor, or aims-giving; alms; liberality in judging of men and their actions; a charitable institution. Charity school, a school supported by voluntary contributions for educating poor children. Sisters of charity, an order of nuns who devote themselves to the poor and the sick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Kindness; love; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think well of others, and do them good; liberality to the poor; candour; an institution for the poor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. ( 1 Corinthians 13 ), the rendering in the Authorized Version of the word which properly denotes love, and is frequently so rendered (always so in the Revised Version). It is spoken of as the greatest of the three Christian graces ( 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13). ). biblestudytools.com
  21. In its widest sense it denotes all the good affections which men ought to bear towards each other; 1 Epistle to Cor. c. xiii.; in its most restricted and usual sense, it signifies relief to the poor. This species of charity is a mere moral duty, which cannot be enforced by the law. Kames on Eq. 17. But it is not employed in either of these senses in law; its signification is derived chiefly from the statute of 43 Eliz. c. 4. Those purposes are considered charitable which are enumerated in that act, or which by analogy are deemed within its spirit and intendment. 9 Ves. 405; 10 Ves, 541; 2 Vern. 387; Shelf. Mortm. 59. Lord Chancellor Camden describes a charity to be a gift to a general public use, which extends to the rich as well as to the poor. Ambl. 651; Boyle on Charities, 51; 2 Ves. sen. 52; Ambl. 713; 2 Ves. jr. 272; 6 Ves. 404; 3 Rawle, 170; 1 Penna. R. 49 2 Dana, 170; 2 Pet. 584; 3 Pet. 99, 498 9 Cow. 481; 1 Hawks, 96; 12 Mass. 537; 17 S. & R. 88; 7 Verm. 241; 5 Harr. & John. 392; 6 Harr. & John. 1; 9 Pet. 566; 6 Pet. 435; 9 C-ranch, 331; 4 Wheat. 1; 9 Wend. 394; 2 N. H. Rep. 21, 510; 9 Cow. 437; 7 John. Cb. R. 292; 3 Leigh. 450; 1 Dev. Eq. Rep. 276; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3976, et seq. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. A functional language based purely on categorytheory by Cockett, Spencer, and Fukushima, 1990-1991.A version for Sun-4 is available from Tom Fukushima.["About Charity", J.R.B. Cockett, U. Calgary, Canada, et al]. foldoc_fs
  23. char'i-ti, n. (N.T.) universal love: the disposition to think favourably of others, and do them good: almsgiving: (pl.) affections.--adj. CHAR'ITABLE, of or relating to charity: liberal to the poor.--n. CHAR'ITABLENESS.--adv. CHAR'ITABLY.--COLD AS CHARITY, an ironical phrase implying the coldness of much so-called charity, which should naturally be warm. [Fr. charité--L. caritat-em, carus, dear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Christian love of fellow men (in, out of, c. with); kindness, natural affection, (c. begins at home, is due first to kith and kin); candour, freedom from censoriousness, imputing of good motives when possible, leniency; beneficence, liberality to the poor, alms-giving (cc., acts of this), alms; institution for helping the helpless, help so given, (cold as c., in allusion to mechanical administration; c.-boy, -girl, brought up in such place); Brother, Sister, of C., member of religious society devoted to relieving poor; C. Commission (ers), board created 1853 to control charitable trusts. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [French] Love; good will to men;—liberality to the poor;—alms;—liberality in judging of men and their actions;—any act of kindness or benevolence;—a charitable institution. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Tenderness, kindness, love; good will, benevolence; the theological virtue of universal love; liberality to the poor; alms, relief given to the poor. Complete Dictionary

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