An example of charity is a donation of ten dollars a month to a local food bank.
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. — John Mitchell Mason.
Origin of charity
- Middle English charite from Old French Christian love from Latin cāritās affection from cārus dear kā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From charity in the biblical sense of Christian love; first used by Puritans. In early Christian tradition, Faith, Hope and Charity were the martyred daughters of Saint Sophia. The names, taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13 (And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity) have been translated and used in many languages.