What does the word charitable mean?

Usage examples for charitable

  1. Oh, you're not really gentle and charitable! – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  2. We have therefore resolved to devote it to charitable purposes. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. If Claudia and Eugene have fixed up things it would be charitable to prevent him making a fool of himself. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope