largess

[lahr-jes, lahr-jis]
noun
1.
generous bestowal of gifts.
2.
the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
3.
Obsolete. generosity; liberality.
Also, largesse.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English largesse < Old French; see large, -ice

large, largess.
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largesse or largess (lɑːˈdʒɛs)
 
n
1.  the generous bestowal of gifts, favours, or money
2.  the things so bestowed
3.  generosity of spirit or attitude
 
[C13: from Old French, from large]
 
largess or largess
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French, from large]

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largesse
"gift generously given," early 13c., from O.Fr. largesse "a bounty, munificence," from V.L. *largitia "abundance," from L. largus "abundant" (see large).
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Example sentences
Frugal clients might wonder if such largesse translates into marginally higher
  billing rates.
Knight's largesse fits with the university's mission.
The fig-leaf covering this largesse is the idea that ethanol is a clean fuel.
And perhaps it's even more perplexing that the recipient of all this largesse
  somehow managed to piddle it all away.
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