beneficence


be·nef·i·cence

noun \bə-ˈne-fə-sən(t)s\

Definition of BENEFICENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being beneficent

Examples of BENEFICENCE

  1. <the town library stays open primarily through beneficences from concerned residents>
  2. <a religious leader whose beneficence is felt by all who meet him>

Origin of BENEFICENCE

Latin beneficentia, from beneficus
First Known Use: 15th century

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