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Noun: charity  cher-u-tee [N. Amer], cha-ri-tee [Brit]
  1. A foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
  2. A kindly and lenient attitude toward people
    - brotherly love
  3. An activity or gift that benefits the public at large
  4. Pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
    - Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae
  5. An institution set up to provide help to the needy

Derived forms: charities

Type of: benevolence, establishment, foundation, gift, giving, institution, polemonium, supernatural virtue, theological virtue

Encyclopedia: Charity, Sisters of, of Providence