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English definition of “charitable”

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
(Definition of charitable adjective (GIVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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