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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humane  \Hu*mane"\,  a.  [L.  humanus:  cf  F.  humain.  See  {Human}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  man;  human.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Having  the  feelings  and  inclinations  creditable  to  man; 
  having  a  disposition  to  treat  other  human  beings  or 
  animals  with  kindness;  kind  benevolent. 
 
  Of  an  exceeding  courteous  and  humane  inclination. 
  --Sportswood. 
 
  3.  Humanizing;  exalting;  tending  to  refine. 
 
  Syn:  Kind  sympathizing;  benevolent;  mild;  compassionate; 
  gentle;  tender;  merciful.  --  {Hu*mane"ly},  adv  -- 
  {Hu*mane"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humaneness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  compassion  or  consideration  for  others 
  (people  or  animals)  [ant:  {inhumaneness}] 




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