benignity

[ bih-nig-ni-tee ]
/ bɪˈnɪg nɪ ti /

noun, plural be·nig·ni·ties.

the quality of being benign; kindness.
Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion.

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Origin of benignity

1325–75; Middle English benignite<Middle French <Latin benignitās.See benign, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM benignity

un·be·nig·ni·ty, noun, plural un·be·nig·ni·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for benignity

benignity
/ (bɪˈnɪɡnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality of being benign; favourable attitude
a kind or gracious act
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