Lib·er·al·i·ty n.; pl. Liberalities
1. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.
That liberality is but cast away
Which makes us borrow what we can not pay. --Denham.
2. A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.
n 1: an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
2: the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
[syn: liberalness] [ant: illiberality]