philanthropism


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philanthropism

1. an affection for mankind, especially as manifested in the devotion of work or wealth to persons or socially useful purposes.
2. activity revealing this affection. Also called philanthropy. — philanthropist, n. — philanthropic, philanthropical, adj.
See also: Mankind
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Jefferson spoke in a May 5, 1817, letter of "true religion" as based on "moral precepts, innate in man," and the "sublime doctrine of philanthropism and deism taught us by Jesus of Nazareth.