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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanitarian  \Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an\,  n.  [From  {Humanity}.] 
  1.  (Theol.  &  Ch  Hist.)  One  who  denies  the  divinity  of 
  Christ,  and  believes  him  to  have  been  merely  human. 
 
  2.  (Philos.)  One  who  limits  the  sphere  of  duties  to  human 
  relations  and  affections,  to  the  exclusion  or 
  disparagement  of  the  religious  or  spiritual. 
 
  3.  One  who  is  actively  concerned  in  promoting  the  welfare  of 
  his  kind  a  philanthropist.  [Recent] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanitarian  \Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an\,  a. 
  1.  (Theol.  &  Ch  Hist.)  Pertaining  to  humanitarians,  or  to 
  humanitarianism;  as  a  humanitarian  view  of  Christ's 
  nature. 
 
  2.  (Philos.)  Content  with  right  affections  and  actions  toward 
  man;  ethical,  as  distinguished  from  religious;  believing 
  in  the  perfectibility  of  man's  nature  without  supernatural 
  aid. 
 
  3.  Benevolent;  philanthropic.  [Recent] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humanitarian 
  adj  1:  marked  by  humanistic  values  and  devotion  to  human  welfare; 
  "a  humane  physician";  "released  the  prisoner  for 
  humanitarian  reasons";  "respect  and  humanistic  regard 
  for  all  members  of  our  species"  [syn:  {human-centered}, 
  {humanist},  {humanistic}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  humanitarianism; 
  "humanitarian  aid" 
  n  :  someone  devoted  to  the  promotion  of  human  welfare  and  to 
  social  reforms  [syn:  {do-gooder},  {improver}] 




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