charitable

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English[edit]

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From Old French charitable.

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charitable (comparative more charitable, superlative most charitable)

  1. Pertaining to charity.
  2. Kind, generous.
    • 2017 April 6, Samira Shackle, “On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Pakistan can sometimes be a cruel environment, its residents caught between the dual pressures of poverty and violence. Yet it is also a place of great kindness, with a strong culture of charitable giving.
  3. Having a purpose or character of a charity.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French charitable, from charité.

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charitable (plural charitables)

  1. charitable (all senses)

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