The definition of altruism is caring about other people and their needs without regard for your own needs.(noun)
Charity is an example of altruism.
See altruism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr altruisme < It altrui or Fr autrui, of or to others < L alter, another: see alter
See altruism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French altruisme
Origin: , probably from Italian altrui, someone else
Origin: , from Latin alter, other; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
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