Beneficence


Beneficence
Beneficence Be*nef"i*cence, n. [L. beneficentia, fr. beneficus: cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficence. See {Benefice}.] The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness. [1913 Webster]

And whose beneficence no charge exhausts. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Benevolence}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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