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largesse definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously [syn: largess, largesse]
2: liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit [syn: munificence, largess, largesse, magnanimity, openhandedness]

Merriam Webster's

also largess noun Etymology: Middle English largesse, from Anglo-French, from large Date: 13th century 1. liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior; also something so given 2. generosity

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also largess) 1 money or gifts freely given, esp. on an occasion of rejoicing, by a person in high position. 2 generosity, beneficence. Etymology: ME f. OF largesse ult. f. L largus copious

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Largess Lar"gess, Largesse Lar"gesse, n. [F. largesse, fr. large. See Large, a.] 1. Liberality; generosity; bounty. [Obs.] Fulfilled of largesse and of all grace. --Chaucer. 2. A present; a gift; a bounty bestowed. The heralds finished their proclamation with their usual cry of ``Largesse, largesse, gallant knights!'' and gold and silver pieces were showered on them from the galleries. --Sir W. Scott.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Note: in AM, use 'largess' Largesse is a generous gift of money or a generous act of kindness. (FORMAL) ...grateful recipients of their largesse. ...his most recent act of largesse.

Moby Thesaurus

aid, alms, bonuses, bounty, charity, donations, endowments, generosity, gifts, grants, largess, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, presents, subsidy, subvention, support




 


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