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Definition of "charity" []

  • Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving. (noun)
  • Something given to help the needy; alms. (noun)
  • An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy. (noun)
  • Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity. (noun)
  • Indulgence or forbearance in judging others. See Synonyms at mercy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "charity" in a sentence
  • "In fact, Mr. Grueman, the word charity has never entered my mind in connection with you."
  • "Although "social service" carries with it more of the sense of justice than the term charity, it is still, in intention, a charitable thing."
  • "People in the UK are so blinded by the term charity number that they instantly think no number you must be a scam."