charitable

  • 1 charitable — [ ʃaritabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; de charité 1 ♦ Qui a de la charité pour son prochain, qui donne, pardonne aisément, est indulgent. Une âme charitable. Vous n êtes pas très charitable envers lui. Ce n était pas très charitable de le lui faire… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 charitable — char‧i‧ta‧ble [ˈtʆærtəbl] adjective relating to charities: • The museum has charitable status and does not have to pay tax. • The trust receives limited funds for its work, and relies heavily on charitable donations. * * * charitable UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 charitable — CHARITABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut être charitable envers tout le monde. Il signifie plus particulièrement Celui qui fait l aumône. Cette Dame est fort charitable. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des choses, et… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 charitable — charitable, benevolent, humane, humanitarian, philanthropic, eleemosynary, altruistic are comparable when they mean having or showing interest in or being concerned with the welfare of others. Charitable stresses either active generosity to the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Charitable — Char i*ta*ble, a. [F. See {Charity}.] 1. Full of love and good will; benevolent; kind. [1913 Webster] Be thy intents wicked or charitable, . . . . . . I will speak to thee. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Liberal in judging of others; disposed to look on …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 charitable — Charitable. adj. de t. g. Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut estre charitable envers tout le monde. vous n estes guere charitable. Il signifie plus particulierement Celuy qui fait l aumosne. Cette Dame est fort charitable. assistance… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 charitable — char·i·ta·ble adj: of or relating to charity charitable contributions Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. charitable …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 charitable — (adj.) c.1200, in reference to the Christian virtue, from O.Fr. charitable, from charité (see CHARITY (Cf. charity)). Meaning liberal in treatment of the poor is from c.1400; that of inclined to impute favorable motives to others is from 1620s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 charitable — [adj1] giving, generous accommodating, all heart, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, big*, bighearted*, bountiful, eleemosynary, good, helpful, humane, humanitarian, kind, kindly, lavish, liberal, obliging, philanthropic, sympathetic;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 charitable — Charitable, Qui exercet charitatem in omnes …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 charitable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the assistance of those in need. 2) tolerant in judging others. DERIVATIVES charitably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 charitable — [char′i tə bəl] adj. [ME & OFr: see CHARITY] 1. kind and generous in giving money or other help to those in need 2. of or for charity 3. kind and forgiving in judging others; lenient SYN. PHILANTHROPIC charitableness n. charitably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 charitable — (cha ri ta bl ) adj. 1°   Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il est juste et charitable envers ses domestiques. •   Je suppose qu un moine est toujours charitable, LA FONT. Fab. VII, 3. 2°   Qui fait des charités, des aumônes. Une famille… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 charitable — adj. 1) charitable towards 2) charitable to + int. (it was charitable of her to say that) * * * [ tʃærɪtəb(ə)l] charitable towards charitable to + int. (it was charitable of her to say that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 CHARITABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut être charitable envers tout le monde.   Il signifie particulièrement, Qui fait l aumône. Cette dame est fort charitable.   Il se dit aussi Des choses, et signifie, Qui part d un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 CHARITABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui a de la charité pour son prochain. Il faut être charitable envers tout le monde. Il signifie particulièrement Qui fait l’aumône. Cette dame est fort charitable. Il signifie par extension Qui part d’un principe de charité …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 charitable — [[t]tʃæ̱rɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A charitable organization or activity helps and supports people who are ill, disabled, or very poor. ...charitable work for the handicapped. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is charitable to people is …

    English dictionary

  • 18 charitable */ — UK [ˈtʃærɪtəb(ə)l] / US [ˈtʃerɪtəb(ə)l] adjective 1) intended to help people who are poor or ill, or who need advice and support a charitable organization/institution/trust charitable work 2) a charitable person has a kind attitude towards other… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 charitable — charitableness, n. charitably, adv. /char i teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. 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. 2. kindly or lenient… …

    Universalium

  • 20 charitable — char|it|a|ble [ˈtʃærıtəbəl] adj 1.) relating to giving help to the poor ≠ ↑uncharitable →↑charity ▪ charitable groups ▪ a charitable donation 2.) kind and sympathetic in the way you judge people ▪ a charitable view of his actions >charitably… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English