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1. The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial.
2. A charitable act or gift.
[Latin beneficentia, from beneficus, beneficent-, benefic; see benefic.]
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1. the act of doing good; kindness
2. a charitable act or gift
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be•nef•i•cence(bəˈnɛf ə səns)
1. the quality or state of being beneficent.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||beneficence - doing good; feeling beneficent |
benevolence - disposition to do good
maleficence - doing or causing evil
|2.||beneficence - the quality of being kind or helpful or generous|
free grace, grace of God, grace - (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"
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1. Kindly, charitable interest in others:
2. Something given to a charity or cause:
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beneficence[bɪˈnefɪsəns] N (frm) → beneficencia f
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n (liter) → Wohltätigkeit f
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