largesse largesse  /lɑr ˈɡɛs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
  2. (n) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

Usage(s):

  • The electoral candidate got into trouble for doling out largesse just before the elections since it violated the code of ethics for the elections.

News

  • Adding to the forest of state tax exemptions

    Pennsylvania already has a forest of tax exemptions for narrow special interests favored by lawmakers, so perhaps it makes sense to include the timber industry in the largesse. The House Finance Committee has approved a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gable
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Shamokin News-Item

Quotes

  1. "I am committed to repealing this tax before millions of American families are forced to devote even more of their hard work to paying for the spending largesse in Washington," McCain said in excerpts from his speech released by his campaign.
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  2. "I can't imagine anyone more worthy of public largesse than a veteran," said Dr. Sally Satel, a psychiatrist and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative policy group, who has written about PTSD. "But as a clinician, it is...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Sally Satel Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "When we are acquitted, the question of the justification for this orgy of self-directed largesse will finally replace, as the real issue, the malignant canard of possible criminal behavior by the present defendants," wrote Black, long noted for...
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: BusinessWeek

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