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liberality

Line breaks: lib¦er¦al|ity
Pronunciation: /lɪbəˈralɪti
 
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Definition of liberality in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The quality of giving or spending freely: noblemen were expected to live with a certain liberality and panache
More example sentences
  • Some may even discover that they have the spiritual gift of liberality because they are able to give generously to advance the Lord's work.
  • Let a man overcome anger by love, evil by good, greed by liberality, the lie by truth.
  • We've heard of your liberality with magistrates and the like, so we thought to come and see for ourselves.
2The quality of being open to new ideas and free from prejudice: liberality towards bisexuality
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  • The charm of the various Scandinavian civilizations is that they assume everyone else is striving for the same open liberality.
  • Would such liberality be shown towards the unmarried?
  • A nation, he argues, can move toward democracy and, at the same time, diminish liberality generally and human rights particularly.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French liberalite, or from Latin liberalitas, from liberalis (see liberal).

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