mag-na-nim-i-ty / măg-nə-nĭm-ĭ-tē
1. the characteristic of being noble and generous, without pettiness; generosity
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Millard Fillmore, 1800 – 1874
2. a noble and generous act of forgiveness or kindness
The latter spared him, and this magnanimity Bonaparte subsequently repaid by death.
From “War and Peach” by Leo Tolstoy, 1828 – 1910