Hu*mane" (?), a. [L. humanus: cf. F. humain. See Human.]

1.

Pertaining to man; human.

[Obs.]

Jer. Taylor.

2.

Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.

Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination. Sportswood.

3.

Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.

Syn. -- Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate; gentle; tender; merciful.

-- Hu*mane"ly, adv. -- Hu*mane"ness, n.

 

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