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charity

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1 the giving of necessities and especially money to the needy

  • after amassing a fortune in the computer industry, the brothers devoted themselves to charity
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2 a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution

  • donated his mansion and all of its land as a charity to the people of his beloved home state
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mercy, charity, clemency, grace, leniency mean a disposition to show kindness or compassion. mercy implies compassion that forbears punishing even when justice demands it.
    • threw himself on the mercy of the court
charity stresses benevolence and goodwill shown in broad understanding and tolerance of others.
    • show a little charity for the less fortunate
clemency implies a mild or merciful disposition in one having the power or duty of punishing.
    • the judge refused to show clemency
grace implies a benign attitude and a willingness to grant favors or make concessions.
    • by the grace of God
leniency implies lack of severity in punishing.
    • criticized the courts for excessive leniency


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