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be·nev·o·lence

 (bə-nĕv′ə-ləns)
n.
1. An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.
2.
a. A kindly act.
b. A gift given out of generosity.
3. A compulsory tax or payment exacted by some English sovereigns without the consent of Parliament.

benevolence

(bɪˈnɛvələns)
n
1. Also: benevolentness inclination or tendency to help or do good to others; charity
2. an act of kindness
3. (Historical Terms) (in the Middle Ages) a forced loan or contribution exacted by English kings from their nobility and subjects

be•nev•o•lence

(bəˈnɛv ə ləns)

n.
1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charity.
2. an act of kindness; charitable gift.
3. (formerly) a forced contribution to an English sovereign.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benevolence - disposition to do goodbenevolence - disposition to do good    
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
beneficence - doing good; feeling beneficent
malevolence, malignity - wishing evil to others
2.benevolence - an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
kindness - the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
brotherly love, charity - a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
3.benevolence - an act intending or showing kindness and good willbenevolence - an act intending or showing kindness and good will
benignity, kindness - a kind act

benevolence

benevolence

noun
Translations
blahovůleshovívavost
generøsitetgodhjertethed
góîvild
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augstsirdībalabsirdībalabvēlība
benevolencia
cömertlikyardımseverlik

benevolence

[bɪˈnevələns] Nbenevolencia f

benevolence

[bɪˈnɛvələns] n
[ruler, system] → bienveillance f
(= kindness) → générosité f
(= good will) → bienveillance f

benevolence

nWohlwollen nt; (of smile, gesture)Gutmütigkeit f; (as character trait) → Güte f; (of emperor, judge)Milde f

benevolence

[bɪˈnɛvələns] nbenevolenza

benevolence

(biˈnevələns) noun
generosity and desire to do good.
beˈnevolent adjective
a benevolent father.
beˈnevolently adverb