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CHARITY. In its widest sense it denotes all the good
affections which men ought to bear towards each other; 1
Epistle to Cor. c. xiii.; in its most restricted and usual sense, it
signifies relief to the poor. This species of charity is a mere
moral duty, which cannot be enforced by the law. Kamas on Eq.
17. But it is not employed in either of these senses in law; its
signification is derived chiefly from the statute of 43 Eliz. c. 4.
Those purposes are considered charitable which are
enumerated in that act, or which by analogy are deemed within
its spirit and intendment.


NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.  A corporation or an
association that conducts business for the benefit of the general
public without shareholders and without a profit motive.
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