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largess

or lar·gesse

[lahr-jes, lahr-jis]
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noun
  1. generous bestowal of gifts.
  2. the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
  3. Obsolete. generosity; liberality.
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Origin of largess

1175–1225; Middle English largesse < Old French; see large, -ice
Can be confusedlarge largess
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Related Words for largesses

advantage, extra, bonus, gratuity, dividend, perquisite, perk, windfall, blessing, godsend, premium, prize, gift, largess, donation, reward, fund, philanthropy, endowment, funding

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Historical Examples of largesses

  • She began to perceive that Edward was extravagant in his largesses.

    The Good Soldier

    Ford Madox Ford

  • What ells of ribbons would there be for him in these largesses!

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • Largesses to a fabulous amount were divided among the people.

  • What ells of ribbon would there be for him in these largesses!

  • As such they had no other resource but to depend on the largesses or the commissions of the most lordly of the patricians.