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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Charitable


CHARITABLE, adjective

1. Benevolent and kind; as a charitable disposition.

2. Liberal in benefactions to the poor, and in relieving them in distress; as a charitable man.

3. Pertaining to charity; springing from charity, or intended for charity; benevolent; as a charitable institution, or society; a charitable purpose.

4. Formed on charitable principles; favorable; dictated by kindness; as a charitable construction of words or actions.