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liberality

[lib-uh-ral-i-tee] /ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ ti/
noun, plural liberalities.
1.
the quality or condition of being liberal in giving; generosity; bounty.
2.
a liberal gift.
3.
breadth of mind.
4.
broadness or fullness, as of proportions or physical attributes.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English liberalite < Latin līberālitās. See liberal, -ity
Related forms
overliberality, noun
preliberality, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preliberality

liberality

/ˌlɪbəˈrælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
generosity; bounty
2.
the quality or condition of being liberal
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Word Origin and History for preliberality

liberality

n.

mid-14c., "generosity," from Old French liberalité "generosity, liberality" (13c.), from Latin liberalitatem (nominative liberalitas) "way of thinking or acting befitting a free man," noun of quality from liberalis (see liberal (adj.)).

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