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Self-charity
Self-charity Self`-char"i*ty, n. Self-love. [Obs.] --Shak.
Sister of charity
Sister Sis"ter, n. [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. s["u]ster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. s["o]ster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses?, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. [root]298. Cf. Cousin.] 1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother. I am the sister of one Claudio. --Shak. 2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community. --James ii. 15. 3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. --Pope. Sister Block (Naut.), a tackle block having two sheaves, one above the other. Sister hooks, a pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of one forming a mousing for the other; -- called also match hook. Sister of charity, Sister of mercy. (R. C. Ch.) See under Charity, and Mercy.
Sisters of Charity of Montreal
Nun Nun, n. [OE. nunne, AS. nunne, fr. L. nonna nun, nonnus monk; cf. Gr. ?, ?; of unknown origin. Cf. Nunnery.] 1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration. --Wordsworth. 2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head. (b) The smew. (c) The European blue titmouse. Gray nuns (R. C. Ch.), the members of a religious order established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were introduced into the United States in 1853; -- so called from the color or their robe, and known in religion as Sisters of Charity of Montreal. Nun buoy. See under Buoy.

Meaning of Charity from wikipedia

- Look up Charity or charity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Charity may refer to: Charitable organization or charity, a non-profit organization whose...
- A charitable organization or charity is an organization whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being (e.g. educational, religious or...
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- Charities Commission or Charity Commission may refer to: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charities Commission (New Zealand), the former...
- Many religious communities have the term Sisters of Charity in their name. Some Sisters of Charity communities refer to the Vincentian tradition, or in...
- Charity schools, sometimes called blue coat schools, or simply the Blue School, were significant in the history of education in England. They were built...
- Charity ****essment is the process of analysis of the goodness of a non-profit organization in financial terms. Historically, charity evaluators have focused...
- and Charity or Faith, Hope and Love may refer to: The three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity (or love) Saints Faith, Hope and Charity, 2nd-century...
- Roman Charity (Latin: Caritas romana; Italian: Carità Romana) is the exemplary story of a woman, Pero, who secretly breastfeeds her father, Cimon, after...
- A charity shop (British English), thrift shop or thrift store (American English and Canadian English) or opportunity shop or op-shop (Australian English...