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Webster 1913 Edition


Beneficent

Be-nefˊi-cent

,
Adj.
Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.
The
beneficent
fruits of Christianity.
Prescott.
Syn. – See
Benevolent
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Beneficent

BENEF'ICENT

,
Adj.
Doing good; performing acts of kindness and charity. It differs from benign, as the act from the disposition; beneficence being benignity or kindness exerted in action.

Definition 2023


beneficent

beneficent

English

Adjective

beneficent (comparative more beneficent, superlative most beneficent)

  1. Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

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