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  1. doing or promoting some good; beneficent: a benefic truce; a benefic confluence of planets.
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Origin of benefic

From the Latin word beneficus, dating back to 1590–1600. See bene-, -fic
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Historical Examples

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



  • 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.

  • Benefic planets in the 8th house show that the wife or husband will be rich; unfortunate planets show the reverse.

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for benefic


  1. a rare word for beneficent
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