Lib`er*al"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Liberalities (#). [L. liberalitas: cf. F. lib'eralit'e.]

1.

The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.

That liberality is but cast away Which makes us borrow what we can not pay. Denham.

2.

A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

 

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