"charities" in the noun sense
a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)
2. charity, brotherly love
a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
4. Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, charity, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae
pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
an institution set up to provide help to the needy
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