From Middle English charite, from Old French charité, cherte, chariteit, cariteit, from Latin cāritās.
charity (countable and uncountable, plural charities)
- An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable (kind, generous) purpose.
- The goods or money given to those in need.
- Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.
- In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.
- charity box
- charity case
- charity shop
- charity stamp
- charity stripe
- principle of charity
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