Definitions of charity

  1. a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
  2. an institution set up to provide help to the needy
  3. a foundation created to promote the public good ( not for assistance to any particular individuals)
  4. Love; universal benevolence; good will.
  5. Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others.
  6. Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.
  7. A charitable institution, or a gift to create and support such an institution; as, Lady Margaret's charity.
  8. Eleemosynary appointments [ grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture, and public institutions.
  9. The disposition to think well of others; alms; universal love and good will; an institution for the poor.
  10. In New Test., universal love: the disposition to think favorably of others, and do them good: almsgiving.
  11. Kind feeling; almsgiving; liberality.
  12. Benevolence; Christian love; leniency; readiness to forgive.
  13. A disposition to think well and kindly of others, and to do them good; an act prompted by this disposition; liberality to the poor, or aims- giving; alms; liberality in judging of men and their actions; a charitable institution. Charity school, a school supported by voluntary contributions for educating poor children. Sisters of charity, an order of nuns who devote themselves to the poor and the sick.
  14. Kindness; love; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think well of others, and do them good; liberality to the poor; candour; an institution for the poor.