The definition of beneficent is someone who does good, or something that results in good being done.(adjective)
A volunteer who gives money and helps in soup kitchens is an example of someone who is beneficent.
See beneficent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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Origin: Probably from beneficence
Origin: , on the model of such pairs as benevolent, benevolence.
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