magnanimity

[mag-nuh-nim-i-tee]
noun, plural magnanimities for 2.
1.
the quality of being magnanimous.
2.
a magnanimous act.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English magnanimite < Latin magnanimitās. See magnanimous, -ity

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magnanimity (ˌmæɡnəˈnɪmɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
generosity
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin magnanimitās, from magnus great + animus soul]

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magnanimity
mid-14c., "loftiness of thought or purpose," from O.Fr. magnanimite "high-mindedness," from L. magnanimitatem (nom. magnanimitas) "greatness of soul, high-mindedness," from magnanimus "having a great soul," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + animus "mind, soul, spirit."
Probably a loan-translation of Gk. megalopsychos "high-souled, generous" (Aristotle) or megathymus "great-hearted."
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Example sentences
He swept away boundaries with his vision, hatred with his magnanimity, fear
  with his courage.
But magnanimity is a requirement of true greatness.
Don't slag the students who insulted you, show magnanimity.
After you have served him he at once puts you in debt by his magnanimity.
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