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English definition of “charitable”


adjective     /ˈtʃærɪtəbl/
EVENT [always before noun] A charitable event , activity , or organization gives money , food , or help to people who need it.Charity organizationsGenerous and charitable
KIND kind , and not judging other people in a severe wayGenerous and charitableCharity organizations
charitably adverb
(Definition of charitable adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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