Etymology
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humanity (n.)

late 14c., "kindness, graciousness, politeness; consideration for others," from Old French humanité, umanité "human nature; humankind, life on earth; pity," from Latin humanitatem (nominative humanitas) "human nature; the human race, mankind;" also "humane conduct, philanthropy, kindness; good breeding, refinement," from humanus (see human (adj.)). Sense of "human nature, human form, state or quality of being human" is c. 1400; that of "human race, humans collectively" first recorded mid-15c.

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Definitions of humanity

humanity (n.)
the quality of being humane;
humanity (n.)
the quality of being human;
Synonyms: humanness / manhood
humanity (n.)
all of the living human inhabitants of the earth;
Synonyms: world / human race / humankind / human beings / humans / mankind / man
From wordnet.princeton.edu