beneficent

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adjective be·nef·i·cent \-sənt\

Definition of beneficent

  1. 1 :  doing or producing good a beneficent policy; especially :  performing acts of kindness and charity a beneficent leader

  2. 2 :  beneficial beneficent bacteria

beneficently

adverb

Examples of beneficent in a sentence

  1. a humane and beneficent policy

  2. a beneficent couple who are regular volunteers at a homeless shelter

Origin and Etymology of beneficent

back-formation from beneficence


First Known Use: circa 1616


BENEFICENT Defined for English Language Learners

beneficent

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adjective be·nef·i·cent \-sənt\

Definition of beneficent for English Language Learners

  • : doing or producing good



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