philanthropy definition

  • noun:
    • the time and effort or tendency to increase the well being of humankind, as by non-profit help or contributions.
    • Love of humankind as a whole.
    • anything, like an activity or establishment, meant to promote man benefit.
    • Benevolent altruism using the objective of enhancing the well being of mankind, particularly by altruistic giving.
    • A philanthropic act
    • A charitable basis
    • want to humanity; benevolence toward the entire individual family members; universal great might; need and readiness to accomplish good to all men; -- opposed to misanthropy.
    • Love of mankind, specifically as evinced in deeds of practical beneficence and endeavors the great of your respective fellows.
    • Synonyms Philanthropy, Charity. Originally these terms had been the exact same, indicating the love of fellow-man, an expression which philanthropy keeps, but charity (except in Biblical language: see 1 Cor. xiii., authorized version) features lost. Each conveys both character and action; but philanthropy may not be applied to a concrete act, while charity may; hence we talk about a charity, although not of a philanthropy; conversely, as a spirit, philanthropy seems upon human benefit as a thing becoming promoted, specially by avoiding or mitigating actual suffering, while charity, beyond Biblical consumption, is probably disposed to simply take because positive a view as possible regarding the personality, conduct, motives, or perhaps the want, of a fellow-man. As activity, charity assists guys independently; philanthropy assists the patient as a part associated with the competition, or provides for large numbers. Philanthropy agitates for prison-reform together with supply of profession for circulated convicts; charity gives a released convict such personal help while he needs.
    • voluntary marketing of person benefit

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