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Definition of "philanthropy" []

  • The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations. (noun)
  • Love of humankind in general. (noun)
  • Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare. (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 "philanthropy" in a sentence
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  • "This duty does not exclude the possibility of corporate philanthropy, although the word philanthropy used in the context of profit maximization is misleading."
  • "While the pecuniary ele - ment in philanthropy, both in concept and practice, was always an essential and sometimes the central emphasis, the term philanthropy was used in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in both"