Munificence



[myoo-nif-uh-suh ns] /myuˈnɪf ə səns/

noun
1.
the quality of being , or showing unusual generosity:
The museum’s collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family’s gift.
n.

early 15c., from Middle French munificence, from Latin munificentia “bountifulness, liberality, generosity,” from stem of munificus “generous, bountiful, liberal,” literally “present-making,” from munus “gift or service, duty, office” (see municipal) + unstressed stem of facere “to do” (see factitious).

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