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charity

1. 
a. the giving of help, money, food, etc., to those in need
b. (as modifier): a charity show
2. 
a. an institution or organization set up to provide help, money, etc., to those in need
b. (as modifier): charity funds
3. the help, money, etc., given to the needy; alms

CHARITY

(language)
A functional language based purely on category theory by Cockett, Spencer, and Fukushima, 1990-1991.

A version for Sun-4 is available from Tom Fukushima <fukushim@ucalgary.ca>.

["About Charity", J.R.B. Cockett, U. Calgary, Canada, et al].
References in classic literature ?
O charitable ones, if I am left here, who shall tend that old man?
She is a quiet little old lady, but she does one heaps of good, and shows you how to be charitable in the wisest way.
convened by a charitable society) in the character of Lady Janet's representative, at Lady Janet's own request.
said Miss La Creevy; 'on some kind, charitable business, I dare say.
And as his stomach kept grumbling more than ever and he had nothing to quiet it with, he thought of going out for a walk to the near-by village, in the hope of finding some charitable person who might give him a bit of bread.
Hence, doubtless, it will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man, owed no one a shilling, took nothing but what was his own, kept a good house, entertained his neighbours with a hearty welcome at his table, and was charitable to the poor, i.
There's my hand, sir, though I little thought that my flesh and blood was living on you--" and the pair shook hands, with great confusion on Major Dobbin's part, thus found out in his act of charitable hypocrisy.
Well, Miss Clack, what's the last news in the charitable circles?
She required a few pieces herself, the Foundation which, after many importunities, had gathered her to its charitable breast, giving nothing but bare planks and cheaply papered bricks to the objects of its solicitude.
Augustine, to be expended for the benefit of the poor, and for the conversion of the Indians to the Catholic faith: but that, if I appeared, or any one for me, to claim the inheritance, it would be restored; only that the improvement, or annual production, being distributed to charitable uses, could not be restored: but he assured me that the steward of the king's revenue from lands, and the providore, or steward of the monastery, had taken great care all along that the incumbent, that is to say my partner, gave every year a faithful account of the produce, of which they had duly received my moiety.
The lady faints away at the doors of charitable publicans, and the gentleman being accommodated with three-penny worth of brandy to restore her, lays an information next day, and pockets half the penalty.
These, in the days of their abundance, ever regarded gold as dross, and have not yet got over that only impediment in the way of their amassing wealth, but they want no dross from Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire; No, Mr Boffin; the world may term it pride, paltry pride if you will, but they wouldn't take it if you offered it; a loan, sir--for fourteen weeks to the day, interest calculated at the rate of five per cent per annum, to be bestowed upon any charitable institution you may name--is all they want of you, and if you have the meanness to refuse it, count on being despised by these great spirits.