Charity Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Charity.

Charity (noun)

  1. An act of voluntarily giving help, often as money or resources, to those who need it, especially the needy or less fortunate.

  2. An organization set up to assist those in need or to carry out other humanitarian, educational, scientific or religious tasks. These organizations operate on good deeds and often receive tax benefits from the government for their services.