a trust designed for the benefit of the general public, as for educational or other charitable purposes (opposed to private trust).
a trust set up for the benefit of a charity that complies with the regulations of the Charity Commissioners to enable it to be exempt from paying income tax
generous in donations or gifts to relieve the needs of indigent, ill, or helpless persons, or of animals: a charitable man giving much money to feed the poor. kindly or lenient in judging people, acts, etc.: charitable in his opinions of others. pertaining to or concerned with charity: a charitable institution. adjective generous in giving […]
the ancient Greek name for the Graces.
generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless: to devote one’s life to charity. something given to a person or persons in need; alms: She asked for work, not charity. a charitable act or work. a charitable fund, foundation, or institution: He left his estate to a charity. benevolent feeling, especially toward […]
- Charity begins at home
Be generous to your family before helping others. For example, She spends hours and hours on volunteer work and neglects the children, forgetting that charity begins at home. This proverb was first recorded in English, in slightly different form, in John Wycliffe’s Of Prelates (c. 1380); “Charity should begin at himself.”