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Definition of a philanthropoid

philanthropoid

noun

  • A corporate (i.e. non-human) donor of money for supposedly charitable purposes.

    "Foundations like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford ... help maintain an economic and political order ... which benefits the ruling-class interests of philanthropists and philanthropoids." (Robert F. Arnove, ed., Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism: The Foundations at Home and Abroad (Indiana University Press, 1980), page 319.)

    Last edited on Jun 17 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Worcester, MA, USA on Jun 17 2011.

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