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charity

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈtʃær·ɪ·t̬i/
the giving of money, food, or help to those who need it, or an organization that does this: [U] She does a lot of work for charity. [C] We donate to a number of charities. Charity is also the belief that you should help people: [U] He visits homeless shelters out of charity.
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