Definition for MAG-NAN'I-MOUS

MAG-NAN'I-MOUS, a. [L. magnanimus.]

  1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; brave; disinterested; as, a magnanimous prince or general.
  2. Dictated by magnanimity; exhibiting nobleness of soul; liberal and honorable; not selfish. There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity. Washington.

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