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beneficent

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adjective be·nef·i·cent \-sənt\

Simple Definition of beneficent

  • : doing or producing good

Full Definition of beneficent

  1. 1 :  doing or producing good; especially :  performing acts of kindness and charity

  2. 2 :  beneficial

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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