Meaning of CHARITABLE in English

CHARITABLE

/ ˈtʃærətəbl; NAmE / adjective

1.

connected with a charity or charities :

a charitable institution / foundation / trust

a charitable donation / gift

( BrE )

to have charitable status (= to be an official charity)

2.

helping people who are poor or in need :

His later years were devoted largely to charitable work .

3.

kind in your attitude to other people, especially when you are judging them :

Let's be charitable and assume she just made a mistake.

OPP uncharitable

►  char·it·ably / -bli; NAmE / adverb :

Try to think about him a little more charitably.

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense showing Christian love to God and man ): from Old French , from charite , from Latin caritas , from carus dear.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.