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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Charitable, -abill, a. Also: sharitabill. [ME. charitable (1340), OF. charitable. See also Cheritable.] Charitable.1456 Hay I. 299/34 (charitable and pitous to pure peple). Ib. II. 24/5 (gude charitable werkis). c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiii. 19 (charitabill and humyll). 1596 Dalr. II. 81/30 (charitable in hospitalitie). 1614 Fraser P. 235 (sic sharitabill suppoirt).

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