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[buh-nef-ik] /bəˈnɛf ɪk/
doing or promoting some good; beneficent:
a benefic truce; a benefic confluence of planets.
Origin of benefic
From the Latin word beneficus, dating back to 1590-1600. See bene-, -fic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • benefic planets in the 8th house show that the wife or husband will be rich; unfortunate planets show the reverse.

  • If the Sun and the Moon are well placed, and if there be benefic stars in the Mid-heaven, the native will rank high in the world.

  • The oppositions are uniformly evil, whether the planet involved in the direction be a benefic or malefic.

    Astrology Sepharial
  • On the other hand, there will be no danger if the Moon be in a place held at the time of birth by some benefic.

  • But if the benefic in the 2nd should have good aspects from other planets, then there will be considerable wealth.

    Astrology Sepharial
  • Next to Jupiter it is the most benefic of the planets in its action on mankind.

    Astrology Sepharial
  • If a benefic (Jupiter or Venus) be therein, and free from evil aspects, the same effect will accrue.

    Astrology Sepharial
  • He sought an intimacy with the benefic Jupiter, and found it—perhaps by a secret kowtowing to Sagittarius.

British Dictionary definitions for benefic


a rare word for beneficent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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