charitable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of love for and goodwill toward others ; benevolent 2. a. liberal in benefactions to the needy ; generous b. of or relating to charity <
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3. merciful or kind in judging others ; lenientcharitableness nouncharitably adverb

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  • charitable — [ ʃaritabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; de charité 1 ♦ Qui a de la charité pour son prochain, qui donne, pardonne aisément, est indulgent. Une âme charitable. Vous n êtes pas très charitable envers lui. Ce n était pas très charitable de le lui faire… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • charitable — char‧i‧ta‧ble [ˈtʆærtəbl] adjective relating to charities: • The museum has charitable status and does not have to pay tax. • The trust receives limited funds for its work, and relies heavily on charitable donations. * * * charitable UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • charitable — CHARITABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut être charitable envers tout le monde. Il signifie plus particulièrement Celui qui fait l aumône. Cette Dame est fort charitable. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des choses, et… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 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

  • 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 — Charitable. adj. de t. g. Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut estre charitable envers tout le monde. vous n estes guere charitable. Il signifie plus particulierement Celuy qui fait l aumosne. Cette Dame est fort charitable. assistance… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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 — (adj.) c.1200, in reference to the Christian virtue, from O.Fr. charitable, from charité (see CHARITY (Cf. charity)). Meaning liberal in treatment of the poor is from c.1400; that of inclined to impute favorable motives to others is from 1620s.… …   Etymology 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

  • charitable — Charitable, Qui exercet charitatem in omnes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • charitable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the assistance of those in need. 2) tolerant in judging others. DERIVATIVES charitably adverb …   English terms dictionary

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