Definition of Charities

1. Noun. (plural of charity) ¹

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Definition of Charities

1. charity [n] - See also: charity

Medical Definition of Charities

1. Social welfare organizations with programs designed to assist individuals in times of need. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Charities

charitable organization
charitable trust
charities (current term)
charity box
charity boxes
charity case
charity label
charity mugger
charity shop
charity shops
charity shot
charity stamp
charity stripe
charity throw
charity toss

Literary usage of Charities

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

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1883)
"We present a list of the State Boards of charities and of similar boards and commissions ... The Massachusetts Board of State charities, established in 1863 ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"Work of bd. of state charities; members serve without compensation; expenses small. ... Urging more generous support of state bd. of charities. ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Hartford Asylum for Deaf-mutes; hist sketch, (l AR bd. state charities 1864: ... Origin and history of Mass. General Hospital. (12 AR bd. charities 1875: ..."

4. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"Guilds, charities, Societies, Clubs. Guilds. The City Companies or Guilds of London were once upwards of one hundred in number, about eighty of which still ..."

5. Justice and the Poor: A Study of the Present Denial of Justice to the Poor by Reginald Heber Smith (1919)
"Even the departmental bureaus are not confined in their service to the charities of which they are a part, although the form of their organization tends ..."

6. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"The United Hebrew charities throughout the country, whose charitable methods might serve as models for the benevolent work of other religious bodies, ..."

7. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1896)
"AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to create in the city and county of New York the department of public charities and correction, and to abolish the ..."

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