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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. CHEHR-ə-tee
, CHAR-ə-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)

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