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beneficent

adjective be·nef·i·cent \-sənt\

: doing or producing good

Full Definition of BENEFICENT

1
:  doing or producing good; especially :  performing acts of kindness and charity
2
be·nef·i·cent·ly adverb

Examples of BENEFICENT

  1. a humane and beneficent policy
  2. <a beneficent couple who are regular volunteers at a homeless shelter>

Origin of BENEFICENT

back-formation from beneficence
First Known Use: 1616

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