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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Magnanimous

MAGNAN'IMOUS, adjective [Latin magnanimus.]

1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; brave; disinterested; as a magnanimous prince or general.

2. Dictated by magnanimity; exhibiting nobleness of soul; liberal and honorable; not selfish.

There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.