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beneficence

[ buh-nef-uh-suhns ]
/ bəˈnɛf ə səns /
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noun
the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity.
a beneficent act or gift; benefaction.
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Origin of beneficence

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English; French bénéficence, from Latin beneficentia; see benefic, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM beneficence

non·be·nef·i·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beneficence

beneficence
/ (bɪˈnɛfɪsəns) /

noun
the act of doing good; kindness
a charitable act or gift
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