Charitable

Definition of Charitable

Char´i`ta`ble
a.1.Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.
Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . .
. . . I will speak to thee.
- Shak.
2.Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment.
3.Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent.
What charitable men afford to beggars.
- Shak.
4.Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution.
5.Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient.
By a charitable construction it may be a sermon.
- L. Andrews.

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