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beneficence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beneficence  \Be*nef"i*cence\,  n.  [L.  beneficentia,  fr 
  beneficus:  cf  F.  b['e]n['e]ficence.  See  {Benefice}.] 
  The  practice  of  doing  good;  active  goodness,  kindness,  or 
  charity;  bounty  springing  from  purity  and  goodness. 
 
  And  whose  beneficence  no  charge  exhausts.  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Benevolence}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beneficence 
  n  1:  doing  good;  feeling  beneficent  [ant:  {maleficence}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  kind  or  helpful  or  generous  [ant:  {maleficence}] 




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