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Noun charity has 5 senses
  1. charity - a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: philanthropic foundation; private foundation; public charity
  2. charity, brotherly love - a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
    --2 is a kind of benevolence; theological virtue, supernatural virtue
  3. charity - an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
    --3 is a kind of
    giving, gift
    --3 has particulars: alms, alms-giving, almsgiving; handout; zakat
  4. Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, charity, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae - pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
    --4 is a kind of polemonium
  5. charity - an institution set up to provide help to the needy
    --5 is a kind of
    institution, establishment
    --5 has particulars: community chest; soup kitchen
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