What does the word charity mean?

Usage examples for charity

  1. Her only grief is, that she cannot be At once engag'd in prayer and charity. – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  2. And what's the use of charity?" – This Is the End by Stella Benson
  3. Did he not know that she was without a home to call her own, without money- absolutely without money, save what would be given her in charity? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood