Charity: something formerly motivated by love for one's fellow man(or woman). However, though this was true in Roman times, we can see today that charity is based on playing on people's guilt. Just look at the advertisements by charities on television today; we are pressed by what is basically emotional blackmail into giving money. I don't believe charities are a bad thing, I merely object to the fact that people no longer give out of generosity, fellowship with the human race, caritas in general.