What does the word humane mean?

Usage examples for humane

  1. I therefore take this occasion to observe that I consider your treatment of prisoners is correct and humane, and that I see no grounds for complaint. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. They have done so from the beginning of the war, and they will not change their humane policy. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White