from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The setting aside of self-interest for the sake of others or for a belief or principle.
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- n. The denial or invalidation of one's own needs, interests, etc. in the sake of another's; the setting aside of self-interest
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Self-denial; self-renunciation; self-sacrifice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
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