Humanity

Definition of Humanity

Hu`man´i`ty
n.1.The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.
2.Mankind collectively; the human race.
But hearing oftentimes
The still, and music humanity.
- Wordsworth.
It is a debt we owe to humanity.
- S. S. Smith.
3.The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
4.Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
Polished with humanity and the study of witty science.
- Holland.
5.The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.

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