char·i·ta·ble adj: of or relating to charity
charitable contributions

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (benevolent) adjective almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benehcus, benignus, bounteous, eleemosynary, freehanded, generous, giving, gracious, greathearted, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, open-handed, philanthropic, princely, unselfish, unsparing, unstinting II (lenient) adjective accommodating, acquiescent, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, clement, compliant, condoning, considerate, empathetic, exorable, forbearing, forgiving, free from vindictiveness, gracious, helpful, humane, humanitarian, kind, kindhearted, liberal, liberalis, merciful, obliging, patient, permitting, sensitive, soft, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathizing, temperate, tolerant, understanding, warm, yielding III index benevolent, donative, gratuitous (given without recompense), humane, lenient, liberal (generous), magnanimous, meritorious, nonprofit, philanthropic, placable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Done out of benevolence or a desire to help those in need.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • charitable — Charitable, Qui exercet charitatem in omnes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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

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