In deciding what are reasonable methods for businesses to solicit customers, Nashville makes exception for solicitations with a charitable purpose. How do we differentiate between these noble goals and the subaltern drive for the mighty dollar? Nashville codes (6.64.070) to the rescue:
‘Charitable purpose’ means any purpose which is benevolent, …, philanthropic, …, eleemosynary, either actual or purported.
Apparently, Council members are provided a thesaurus and are not afraid to use it. A dictionary, unfortunately, does not seem standard issue:
purport: To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending
We don’t ask you to be charitable, but merely to feign concern.
UPDATE: I have been made aware that (i) many towns have this precise definition of charitable purpose (google search) and (ii) at least one member of Council has no idea what “eleemosynary” means.