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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.CHER-!-tee
, CHAR-!-tee
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Meaning & History

From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
Other Languages & CulturesCaridad Spanish Carita, Karita Swedish

Categories

beloved, charity, Charles Dickens characters, love, Stephen King characters, virtues, word names, Y vowels
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute