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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mjuːˈnɪfɪsəns/

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French munificence, from Latin munificentia, from munus (gift) + facio (I make).

NounEdit

munificence (usually uncountable, plural munificences)

  1. The quality of being munificent; generosity.
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Latin munire (to fortify).

NounEdit

munificence

  1. (obsolete) Means of defence; fortification.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin munificentia

NounEdit

munificence f (plural munificences)

  1. generosity, munificence

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