munificence

  • 1 munificence — [ mynifisɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. munificentia, de munificus « qui fait (facere) des présents (munus) » ♦ Littér. Grandeur dans la générosité, la libéralité. ⇒ largesse, magnificence, prodigalité. Dieu, dans sa munificence... ⊗ CONTR. Avarice,… …

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  • 2 Munificence — Mu*nif i*cence, n. [L. munificentia: cf. F. munificence.] The quality or state of being munificent; a giving or bestowing with extraordinary liberality; generous bounty; lavish generosity. Syn: Benevolence; beneficence; liberality; generosity;… …

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  • 3 munificence — MUNIFICENCE. s. f. Vertu qui porte à faire des presens considerables. Grande munificence. munificence Royale …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 munificence — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. munificence, from L. munificentia bountifulness, liberality, generosity, from stem of munificus generous, bountiful, liberal, lit. present making, from munus gift or service, duty, office (see MUNICIPAL (Cf.… …

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  • 5 Munificence — Mu*nif i*cence, n. [Cf. L. munire to fortify.] Means of defense; fortification. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 munificence — index benevolence (disposition to do good), charity, donation, goodwill, largess (generosity), philanthropy Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 7 munificence — Munificence, f. penac. Est un vocable Latin, et signifie liberalité, Munificentia …

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  • 8 munificence — (mu ni fi san s ) s. f. Qualité qui porte à faire de grandes libéralités. •   À la munificence divine, il ne lui faut point de raison, si l on peut parler de la sorte ; c est la propre nature de Dieu, BOSSUET Sermons, Bonté, 1. •   Forme, exprime …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 MUNIFICENCE — s. f. Vertu qui porte à faire de grandes libéralités. Munificence royale. Le prince leur a laissé en partant des marques de sa munificence. On doit cet hospice à la munificence d un simple particulier …

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

  • 10 MUNIFICENCE — n. f. Disposition qui porte à faire de grandes libéralités. Munificence royale. Agir avec munificence. On doit cet hôpital à la munificence d’un simple particulier …

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

  • 11 munificence — munificent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very generous. DERIVATIVES munificence noun munificently adverb. ORIGIN Latin munificus, from munus gift …

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  • 12 munificence — noun see munificent …

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  • 13 munificence — See munificent. * * * …

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  • 14 munificence — noun The quality of being munificent; generosity …

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  • 15 munificence — Synonyms and related words: bigheartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, easy purse strings, free hand, freedom, freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, generosity, generousness, givingness, graciousness, great heart, greatheartedness …

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  • 16 munificence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. generosity, consideration, benevolence; see kindness 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being generous: big heartedness, bounteousness, bountifulness, freehandedness, generosity, generousness, great… …

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  • 17 munificence — mu·nif·i·cence || mjuː nɪfɪsns n. generosity; lavishness in giving …

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  • 18 munificence — n. Liberality, generosity, bountifulness, bounty, beneficence, bounteousness …

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  • 19 munificence — n 1. bounty, bounteousness, liberality, free handedness, open handedness, generosity; ungrudgingness, unsparingness, lack of stint; big heart edness, hospitality, beneficence; charity, charitableness, magnanimity; altruism, unselfishness, phi… …

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  • 20 munificence — mu·nif·i·cence …

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