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- archaic term for philanthropist
- ‘She rejected an offer to assume her husband's seat in the Senate, preferring to direct the philanthropes towards the environment, children's education, women's affairs and healthcare.’
Mid 18th century: from Greek philanthrōpos, from philein ‘to love’ + anthrōpos ‘human being’.
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