Definition of philanthropy in English:

philanthropy

Line breaks: phil¦an|thropy
Pronunciation: /fɪˈlanθrəpi
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

philanthropism

noun

philanthropize

(also philanthropise) verb
More example sentences
  • The population of unselfish genes will dwindle generation after generation until the contributors to the larger good have philanthropized themselves out of existence.

Origin

early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek philanthrōpia, from philanthrōpos 'man-loving' (see philanthrope).

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