1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1
benign + -ant (as in malignant)
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“Benignant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benignant. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.
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