Definition of Charitable

1. Adjective. Relating to or characterized by charity. "A charitable foundation"

Derivative terms: Charitableness
Partainyms: Charity

2. Adjective. Full of love and generosity. "A charitable trust"

3. Adjective. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity. "A large-hearted mentor"

Definition of Charitable

1. a. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.

Definition of Charitable

1. Adjective. Pertaining to charity. ¹

2. Adjective. Kind, generous. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a purpose or character of a charity. ¹

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Definition of Charitable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charitable

charitable (current term)
charitable organization
charitable trust
charity box
charity boxes
charity case
charity label
charity mugger
charity shop

Literary usage of Charitable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William M. Lacy (1889)
"Of tlieir right to hold to charitable uses. It has been a question of grave import, and difficult solution, whether a corporation, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Bequest to such charitable uses as testator shall by codicil, ... From the word " divided " in a charitable bequest no necessary inference of equality, [p. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The aims of the Conference, much like those of all similar charitable ... General meetings of charitable organizations of all kinds for purposes of ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"1895. btmt. presented by bd. of health to committee on public charitable institutions oí actual schooling given by commonwealth to 101 wards of state, ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1901)
"The seal of the New York society illustrates its chief object. The seal represents a chain each link of which is some form of charitable activity. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1821)
"Now, it is argued that this is a charitable trust, because in the statute of Elizabeth it is declared that if money is given by any person to be devoted to ..."

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