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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Largess  \Lar"gess\,  Largesse  \Lar"gesse\,  n.  [F.  largesse,  fr 
  large  See  {Large},  a.] 
  1.  Liberality;  generosity;  bounty.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fulfilled  of  largesse  and  of  all  grace.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  present;  a  gift;  a  bounty  bestowed. 
 
  The  heralds  finished  their  proclamation  with  their 
  usual  cry  of  ``Largesse,  largesse,  gallant 
  knights!''  and  gold  and  silver  pieces  were  showered 
  on  them  from  the  galleries.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  largess 
  n  1:  a  gift  or  money  given  (as  for  service  or  out  of 
  benevolence);  usually  given  ostentatiously  [syn:  {largesse}] 
  2:  extremely  liberal  generosity  of  spirit  [syn:  {munificence}, 
  {largesse},  {magnanimity},  {openhandedness}] 




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