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English definition of “charitable”


adjective [before noun] (GIVING)    /ˈtʃær.ɪ.tə.bl̩/ US  /ˈtʃer.ɪ.t̬ə-/
giving money, food, or help free to those who are in need because they are ill, poor, or have no home: a charitable foundation/organization/trust The entire organization is funded by charitable donations. The school has charitable status (= it is officially a charity).Generous and charitableCharity organizationsCharity organizationsGenerous and charitable
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