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Charity vs. Almsgiving

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Charitynoun

(countable) An organization, the objective of which is to carry out a charitable purpose.

Almsgivingnoun

The act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity.

Charitynoun

(countable) The goods or money given to those in need.

Almsgivingnoun

The giving of alms.

Charitynoun

(uncountable) Benevolence to others less fortunate than ourselves; the providing of goods or money to those in need.

Almsgivingnoun

voluntary contributions to aid the poor

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Charitynoun

In general, an attitude of kindness and understanding towards others, now especially suggesting generosity.

Charitynoun

Christian love; representing God's love of man, man's love of God, or man's love of his fellow-men.

Charitynoun

Love; universal benevolence; good will.

‘Now abideth faith, hope, charity, three; but the greatest of these is charity.’; ‘They, at least, are little to be envied, in whose hearts the great charities . . . lie dead.’; ‘With malice towards none, with charity for all.’;

Charitynoun

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.

‘The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.’;

Charitynoun

Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.

‘The heathen poet, in commending the charity of Dido to the Trojans, spake like a Christian.’;

Charitynoun

Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief; alms; any act of kindness.

‘She did ill then to refuse her a charity.’;

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Charitynoun

A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.

Charitynoun

Eleemosynary appointments [grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.

‘The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless,Are scattered at the feet of man like flowers.’;

Charitynoun

a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)

Charitynoun

a kindly and lenient attitude toward people

Charitynoun

an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

Charitynoun

pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers

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Charitynoun

an institution set up to provide help to the needy

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