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Definition 1: an activity or gift that benefits the public at large - [noun denoting act]

(charity is a kind of ...) the act of giving

(... is a kind of charity ) giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

(... is a kind of charity ) the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship

"the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"

Definition 2: a kindly and lenient attitude toward people - [noun denoting attribute]

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(charity is a kind of ...) an inclination to do kind or charitable acts

(charity is a kind of ...) according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues

Definition 3: a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals) - [noun denoting group]

(charity is a kind of ...) an institution supported by an endowment

(... is a kind of charity ) a foundation that provides funds for science or art or education or religion or relief from disease etc.

(... is a kind of charity ) a charity that does not receive a major part of its support from the public

(... is a kind of charity ) a charity that is deemed to receive the major part of its support from the public (rather than from a small group of individuals)

Definition 4: an institution set up to provide help to the needy - [noun denoting group]

(charity is a kind of ...) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of charity ) a charity supported by individual subscriptions; defrays the demands on a community for social welfare

(... is a kind of charity ) a place where food is dispensed to the needy

Definition 5: pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for charity in the sense of this definition

(charity is a kind of ...) any plant of the genus Polemonium; most are low-growing often foul-smelling plants of temperate to Arctic regions

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