benefic

[ buh-nef-ik ]
/ bəˈnɛf ɪk /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. benefaction,
  2. benefactive,
  3. benefactor,
  4. benefactress,
  5. benefactrix,
  6. benefice,
  7. beneficence,
  8. beneficent,
  9. beneficial,
  10. beneficially

Origin of benefic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for benefic

benefic

/ (bɪˈnɛfɪk) /

adjective

a rare word for beneficent
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