charitable eleemosynary
non-profit-making on-profit-making adj. not commercially motivated; not profit-making; nonprofit; not for profit. [Narrower terms: {charitable, eleemosynary}]

Syn: nonprofit. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • charitable — charitable, benevolent, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic, eleemosynary, altruistic are comparable when they mean having or showing interest in or being concerned with the welfare of others. Charitable stresses either active generosity to the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eleemosynary — elee·mo·sy·nary /ˌe li mäs ən ˌer ē, mōs ən , mäz ən / adj: of, relating to, or supported by charity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. eleemosynary …   Law dictionary

  • Charitable — Char i*ta*ble, a. [F. See {Charity}.] 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind. [1913 Webster] Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I will speak to thee. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charitable — char·i·ta·ble adj: of or relating to charity charitable contributions Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. charitable …   Law dictionary

  • charitable — [adj1] giving, generous accommodating, all heart, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, big*, bighearted*, bountiful, eleemosynary, good, helpful, humane, humanitarian, kind, kindly, lavish, liberal, obliging, philanthropic, sympathetic;… …   New thesaurus

  • eleemosynary — *charitable, benevolent, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic, altruistic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eleemosynary — [el΄i mäs′ə ner΄ē, el΄ē ə mäs′ə ner΄ē] adj. [ML eleemosynarius < LL(Ec) eleemosyna, ALMS] Old fashioned 1. of or for charity or alms; charitable 2. supported by or dependent on charity 3. given as charity; free …   English World dictionary

  • eleemosynary — Charitable. People ex rel. Ellen v Cogswell, 113 Cal 129, 45 P 270 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • eleemosynary — /el euh mos euh ner ee, moz , el ee euh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable. 2. derived from or provided by charity. 3. dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution.… …   Universalium

  • charitable — Having the character or purpose of a charity. The word charitable , in a legal sense includes every gift for a general public use, to be applied consistent with existing laws, for benefit of an indefinite number of persons, and designed to… …   Black's law dictionary

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