1 a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
2 a kindly and lenient attitude toward people [syn: brotherly love]
3 an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
4 pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers [syn: 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
- Christian love; representing God's love of man, man's love of God, or man's love of his fellow-men.
- In general, an attitude of kindness and
understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.
- Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. — John Mitchell Mason
- Benevolence to others less forunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.
- The goods or money given to those in need.
- An organization the objects of which are to carry on a charitable purpose.
- (organization) charitable organization
providing of goods or money
goods or money given
Charity may refer to:
- Charity (practice), the practice of benevolent givings
- Charitable organization, an association formed for charitable purposes
- 501(c)(3) organization which is a USA specific category for a public charity or a private foundation
- Charity (virtue), in Christianity
- Charity (name), a given name
- Charity (racehorse)
- Charity (programming language)
- HMS Charity (R29), a Royal Navy destroyer
- Charites, Graces of Roman mythology
charity in German: Charity
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