liberality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English liberalite, from Old French liberalité, from Latin līberālitās (a noble, kind, or friendly disposition; generosity), equivalent to liberal +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌlɪbəˈɹælɪti/
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Noun[edit]

liberality (usually uncountable, plural liberalities)

  1. The property of being liberal; generosity; charity.
    • 1668, John Denham, Of Justice (poem)
      That liberality is but cast away / Which makes us borrow what we cannot pay.
  2. A gift; a gratuity.
    A prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.
  3. Candor.
  4. Impartiality.