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Humane


HUMA'NE, adjective [supra.] Having the feelings and dispositions proper to man; having tenderness, compassion, and a disposition to treat others with kindness; particularly in relieving them when in distress, or in captivity, when they are helpless or defenseless; kind; benevolent.

1. Inclined to treat the lower orders of animals with tenderness.