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MUNIF'ICENCE, noun [Latin munificentia; munus, a gift or favor, and facio, to make.]

1. A giving or bestowing liberally; bounty; liberality. To constitute munificence the act of conferring must be free, and proceed from generous motives.

A state of poverty obscures all the virtues of liberality and munificence

2. In Spenser, fortification or strength. [Latin munio, to fortify.] [Not used.]