(?), a. [F. See Charity.] 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind.
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Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . .
. . . I will speak to thee.
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2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on the best side, and to avoid harsh judgment.
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3. Liberal in benefactions to the poor; giving freely; generous; beneficent.
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What charitable men afford to beggars.
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4. Of or pertaining to charity; springing from, or intended for, charity; relating to almsgiving; eleemosynary; as, a charitable institution.
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5. Dictated by kindness; favorable; lenient.
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By a charitable construction it may be a sermon.
L. Andrews.

Syn. -- Kind; beneficent; benevolent; generous; lenient; forgiving; helpful; liberal; favorable; indulgent.
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