Definition of "beneficence" []

  • The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. (noun)
  • A charitable act or gift. (noun)
  • The act of doing good; kindness (noun)

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  • A charitable act or gift (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "beneficence" in a sentence
  • "The term beneficence connotes acts of mercy, kindness, and charity, and is suggestive of altruism, love, humanity, and promoting the good of others."
  • "Unless the real recipient of the foundation's beneficence is capitalism itself, which will now teach even poets a good lesson in the imperatives of market discipline?"
  • "The issue of religious oppression vs. beneficence is simply not one to be battled in the statistics, because the numbers clearly and unequivocally side with the caring, not the hateful."