MAGNAN'IMOUS, a. [L. magnanimus.]

1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; brave; disinterested; as a magnanimous prince or general.

2. Dictated by magnanimity; exhibiting nobleness of soul; liberal and honorable; not selfish.

There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.