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English definition of “largesse”

largesse

noun [U] (also largess)     /lɑːˈʒes/ US  /lɑːr-/ formal
willingness to give money , or money given to poor people by rich people : The national theatre will be the main beneficiary of the millionaire's largesse.Generous and charitableCharity organizations
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