noun, plural phi·lan·thro·pies.
Examples from the Web for philanthropy
This huge transfer, the researchers believe, will usher in what they call “a golden age of philanthropy.”
Having worked in philanthropy myself, I can say that these figures are astounding.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of|Jay Michaelson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although he has been involved in philanthropy and civic affairs, McCormick has never run for office before.
Ronaldo also does more than the perfunctory share of philanthropy that we expect from our athletic superstars.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA|Emily Shire|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it only looks like philanthropy: what Tesla really wants is for other car companies to be more like them.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road|Daniel Gross|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monks kept alive that sweet spirit of philanthropy which is so essential to all the higher forms of civilization.A Short History of Monks and Monasteries|Alfred Wesley Wishart
If there is nothing more than acquirement, smartness, and the affectation of philanthropy, Chorley is a fine creature.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle|Clement K. Shorter
I have concluded negotiations with a London firm of spirit and capital and extended views of philanthropy.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This noble monument of philanthropy has been the means of much good to the class for whom it was intended.
It is giving excitement to a philanthropy which creates out of misfortune new bonds of union between man and man.Slavery|William E. Channing
British Dictionary definitions for philanthropy
noun plural -pies
Word Origin for philanthropy
Word Origin and History for philanthropy
c.1600, from Late Latin philanthropia, from Greek philanthropia "kindliness, humanity, benevolence, love to mankind" (from gods, men, or things), from philanthropos (adj.) "loving mankind, useful to man," from phil- "loving" (see philo-) + anthropos "mankind" (see anthropo-). Originally in English in the Late Latin form; modern spelling attested from 1620s.