What does beneficence mean?

beneficence meaning in General Dictionary

The practice of accomplishing good active goodness kindness or charity bounty springing from purity and goodness

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  • the grade of becoming sort or helpful or big
  • doing great; feeling beneficent
  • The practice of doing great; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.

beneficence meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"quality to be beneficent, type, non-profit," mid-15c., from Latin beneficentia "kindness, generosity," a back-formation from beneficentior (see beneficent).


beneficence meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The practice of performing great; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.


Sentence Examples with the word beneficence

When the time of daisies and buttercups came Miss Sullivan took me by the hand across the fields, where men were preparing the earth for the seed, to the banks of the Tennessee River, and there, sitting on the warm grass, I had my first lessons in the beneficence of nature.

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