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 for humanitarian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humanitarian \Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an\, n. [From Humanity.]
     1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) One who denies the divinity of
        Christ, and believes him to have been merely human.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Philos.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human
        relations and affections, to the exclusion or
        disparagement of the religious or spiritual.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of
        humans and human societies; a philanthropist.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humanitarian \Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an\, a.
     1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) Pertaining to humanitarians, or to
        humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Philos.) Content with right affections and actions toward
        man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing
        in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural
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     3. Benevolent; philanthropic. [Recent]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by humanistic values and devotion to human
             welfare; "a humane physician"; "released the prisoner for
             humanitarian reasons"; "respect and humanistic regard for
             all members of our species" [syn: human-centered,
             human-centred, humanist, humanistic,
      2: of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism;
         "humanitarian aid"
      n 1: someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to
           social reforms [syn: humanitarian, do-gooder,
      2: an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned
         with the interests and welfare of humans [syn: humanist,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "humanitarian":
     Robin Hood, almoner, almsgiver, almsgiving, altruistic, benefactor,
     beneficent, benevolent, benevolist, bighearted, charitable,
     do-gooder, eleemosynary, freehearted, generous, good, greathearted,
     human, humane, largehearted, philanthropic, philanthropist,
     power for good, social worker, welfare, welfare statist,
     welfare worker, welfarist, well-doer

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