from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being liberal or generous.
- n. An instance of being liberal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being liberal; generosity; charity.
- n. A gift; a gratuity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.
- n. A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being liberal in thought or opinion; largeness of mind; catholicity; impartiality: as, liberality in religion or politics; he treats his opponent's views with great liberality.
- n. Freeness in imparting or yielding; disposition to give or concede; generosity; bounty; magnanimity: as, liberality in one's donations or concessions.
- n. An expression or manifestation of generosity; that which is generously given.
- n. Synonyms Bounty, Generosity, etc. (see beneficence), bountifulness; toleration, candor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
- n. the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
‘We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner,’ said the gentleman, presenting his credentials.
“We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner,” said the gentleman, presenting his credentials.
With this object, they declared her incompetent to manage her own affairs, in consequence of her extravagance, as they termed her liberality to the poor and to the
With this object, they declared her incompetent to manage her own affairs, in consequence of her extravagance, as they termed her liberality to the poor and to the Church.
Corinth should complete the work of collecting which he had already begun there, lest ye, the wealthy people of Corinth, should be outdone in liberality by the poor Macedonians. as he had begun -- Greek, "previously begun," namely, the collection at
-- What we call liberality is often but the vanity of giving, which we like more than that we give away.
Yet your liberality is still imperfect: with Homer you should have given me yourself; a guide, who could lead me into the fields of light, and disclose to my wondering eyes the spacious miracles of the Iliad and Odyssey.
At the ominous word liberality, Scrooge frowned, and shook his head, and handed the credentials back.
Such was the heroicall liberality, and exceeding great clemencie of those most honourable
I cannot boast of the friendship or favour of princes; the patronage of English literature has long since been devolved on our booksellers, and the measure of their liberality is the least ambiguous test of our common success.