Webster's Dictionary 1828
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LIBERAL'ITY, noun [Latin liberalitas. See Liberal.]
1. Munificence; bounty.
That liberality is but cast away, which makes us borrow what we cannot pay.
2. A particular act of generosity; a donation; a gratuity. In this sense, it has the plural number. A prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.
3. Largeness of mind; catholicism; that comprehensiveness of mind which includes other interests beside its own, and duly estimates in its decisions the value or importance of each. It is evidence of a noble mind to judge of men and things with liberality
Many treat the gospel with indifference under the name of liberality
4. Candor; impartiality.
First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): 1 Corinthians 16:3