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benevolence

noun

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1 an act of kind assistance
  • self-effacing as well as selfless, he refused all public acknowledgement of his many benevolences to the community

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2 kindly concern, interest, or support
  • her benevolence towards her employees was such that she actually let one live in her home temporarily

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The first known use of benevolence was in the 14th century

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“Benevolence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/benevolence. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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