Definition for CHAR'I-TA-BLE

CHAR'I-TA-BLE, a. [Fr. See Charity.]

  1. Benevolent and kind; as, a charitable disposition.
  2. Liberal in benefactions to the poor, and in relieving them in distress; as, a charitable man.
  3. Pertaining to charity; springing from charity, or intended for charity; benevolent; as, a charitable institution, or society; a charitable purpose.
  4. Formed on charitable principles; favorable; dictated by kindness; a charitable construction of words or actions.

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