From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Generosity \Gen`er*os"i*ty\, n. [L. generositas: cf. F.
   1. Noble birth. [Obs.] --Harris (Voyages).
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   2. The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.
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            Generosity is in nothing more seen than in a candid
            estimation of other men's virtues and good
            qualities.                            --Barrow.
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   3. Liberality in giving; munificence.

   Syn: Magnanimity; liberality.
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