What does the word humanity mean?

Usage examples for humanity

  1. Birth control is a blessing to humanity as a whole. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. They disappeared indeed as a general practice before the world had begun to talk of humanity. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  3. I have already added to the number, because simple humanity compelled me, but I can take no more. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss