Origin of beneficent
Examples from the Web for beneficent
NO thoughtful man can fail to appreciate its beneficent effect upon our institutions and people.The Best - And Worst - Post-Civil War Presidential Speeches on Race|David Frum|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is a beneficent heat wave of attention returning to the subject of Thelonious Monk.
The bull followed her pensively, after having testified his gratitude to the beneficent Mambres.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
God is over all, gathering all worlds and beings under the shadow of His beneficent dominion.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
Nor did Christianity elevate imperial despotism into a wise and beneficent rule.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
This beneficent measure was followed by the release of several thousand persons illegally held as slaves in Cuba.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
But the severity of that Act was mitigated by a beneficent administration.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for beneficent
1610s, "doing good, charitable," probably from beneficent on model of magnificent, etc.