Definition for PROD-I-GAL'I-TY

PROD-I-GAL'I-TY, n. [Fr. prodigalité; It. prodigalità; Sp. prodigalidad.]

  1. Extravagance in the expenditure of what one possesses, particularly of money; profusion; waste; excessive liberality. It is opposed to frugality, economy, and parsimony. By the Roman law a man of notorious prodigality was treated as non compos. – Encyc. The most severe censor can not but be pleased with the prodigality of his wit. – Dryden.
  2. Profuse liberality.

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