munificence

[ myoo-nif-uh-suh ns ]
/ myuˈnɪf ə səns /

noun

the quality of being munificent, or showing unusual generosity: The museum's collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family's gift.
Sometimes mu·nif·i·cent·ness.
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munificence


n.

early 15c., from Middle French munificence, from Latin munificentia "bountifulness, liberality, generosity," from stem of munificus "generous, bountiful, liberal," literally "present-making," from munus "gift or service, duty, office" (see municipal) + unstressed stem of facere "to do" (see factitious).

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