- The definition of beneficent is someone who does good, or something that results in good being done.
A volunteer who gives money and helps in soup kitchens is an example of someone who is beneficent.
beneficent definition by Webster's New World
- showing beneficence; doing good
- resulting in benefit
- beneficently adverb
beneficent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
- Producing benefit; beneficial.
Origin: Probably from beneficence, on the model of such pairs as benevolent, benevolence.
- be·nefˈi·cent·ly adverb