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Definition of Charity

Charity

  1. Love; universal benevolence; good will.
  2. Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others.
  3. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.
  4. Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.
  5. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.
  6. Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.

Charity Quotations

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
Barack Obama

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
Bill Gates

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
Paul Bloom

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Francis of Assisi

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving
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Charity Translations

charity in Afrikaans is naasteliefde
charity in Dutch is naastenliefde, menslievendheid
charity in Italian is amore del prossimo, mantenimento
charity in Latin is sanctimonia
charity in Spanish is caridad
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