Beneficence Definition

bə-nĕfĭ-səns
noun
The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial.
American Heritage
The fact or quality of being kind or doing good; charity.
Webster's New World
A charitable act or gift.
American Heritage
A charitable act or generous gift.
Webster's New World

An act of philanthropy, a kind deed; an act which benefits someone (else.)

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Other Word Forms of Beneficence

Noun

Singular:
beneficence
Plural:
beneficences

Origin of Beneficence

  • Latin beneficentia from beneficus beneficent- benefic benefic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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