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lar·gess

also lar·gesse  (lär-zhĕs′, -jĕs′, lär′jĕs′)
n.
1.
a. Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner.
b. Money or gifts bestowed.
2. Generosity of spirit or attitude.

[Middle English largesse, from Old French, from large, generous, from Latin largus.]

lar•gess

or lar•gesse

(lɑrˈdʒɛs, ˈlɑr dʒɪs)

n.
1. generous bestowal of gifts.
2. the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
3. Obs. generosity; liberality.
[1175–1225; Middle English largesse < Old French; see large, -ice]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.largess - a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
gift - something acquired without compensation
2.largess - liberality in bestowing giftslargess - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

largess

also largesse
noun
A material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service:
Translations
darštědrost
References in classic literature ?
Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.
Those that followed Interest were distinguished in the same way; the badge of the first announced "Liberality," that of the second "Largess," the third "Treasure," and the fourth "Peaceful Possession." In front of them all came a wooden castle drawn by four wild men, all clad in ivy and hemp stained green, and looking so natural that they nearly terrified Sancho.
But what with wrestling bouts and bouts with quarter-staves, and wandering minstrels, there came up so many other things to talk about, that the reward was forgotten for the nonce, and only the Foresters and Sheriff's men watched the gates with diligence, the Sheriff indeed spurring them to effort by offers of largess. His hatred of the father had descended to the son.
There was no slavery about it; and though he, a strong man beyond strength's seeming, gave far more than he received, he gave not something due but in royal largess, his gifts of toil or heroic effort falling generously from his hands.
"He was a gay, mad young dog, grandly careless of his largess, fearless as a lion's whelp, lithe and beautiful as a leopard, and mad, a trifle mad of the deviltries and whimsies that tickled in that fine brain of his.
Largess, in the form of odds and ends of cold cream and pomatum, and also of hairpins, was freely distributed among the attendants.
He distributed the documents at random with the air of a preoccupied monarch scattering largess to the mob, and the subsequent chaos had to be handled by a wrathful head of the department in person.
The sailors, rejoicing in the largesses of the admiral, were heard murmuring their slow and artless songs.
Similarly, he regretted that lawyers who should defend the affected persons and highlight grievances related to the violations of their fundamental rights were also a part of this 'state largess.'
Summary: UNRWA may be able to start the coming school year sooner than it had previously expected, thanks most of all to Saudi largess, Palestinian sources told The Daily Star.
Surely it is wrong to allow this largess to continue.
I can only wish for you a benefactor whose largess would enable you to produce issues more frequently.