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munificence

[myoo-nif-uh-suh ns] /myuˈnɪf ə səns/
noun
1.
the quality of being munificent, or showing unusual generosity:
The museum's collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family's gift.
Sometimes, munificentness.
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  • It is his munificence that has made the project possible.
  • The supply is replenished in perpetuity by the munificence of nature.
  • The obvious question is whether directors deserve the extra munificence.
  • One way to insulate yourself from dubious largess is to accept only small tokens of esteem, not decision-clouding munificence.
  • And yet the premiere's cast was anything but overshadowed by such visual munificence.
  • The size of the lettering and the space occupied by donors' names corresponds to the scale of their munificence.
  • Maliki's electoral munificence underscored the cozy, corrupted relationship between the state and business.
  • However, the bank had an incentive system which may still hold some sort of record for munificence.
  • Typically, if you look at the academic notion of munificence in an environment, you will look at rates of sales growth.
  • Why, such munificence is so rare as to almost cause one to doubt the truth of such a statement.
Word Origin and History for munificence
n.

early 15c., from Middle French munificence, from Latin munificentia "bountifulness, liberality, generosity," from stem of munificus "generous, bountiful, liberal," literally "present-making," from munus "gift or service, duty, office" (see municipal) + unstressed stem of facere "to do" (see factitious).

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