The Worlds (second) Oldest Profession



Pronunciation:  [fi-lan-thruh-pee]

Function:  noun

Inflected Form(s):  plural phi·lan·thro·pies

Etymology:  Late Latin philanthropia, from Greek philanthrōpia, from philanthrōpos loving people, from phil- + anthrōpos human being

Date:  circa 1623

1: goodwill to fellowmen ; especially : active effort to promote human welfare
2 a: a philanthropic act or gift b: an organization distributing or supported by philanthropic funds
courtesy of Merriam Webster Online