Word A Day – LARGESS

9 06 2008

largess \lar-ZHES; lar-JES; LAR-jes\

noun:
1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
3. Generosity; liberality.

Largess is from Old French largesse, “largeness, generosity,” from large, from Latin largus, “plentiful, generous.”

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