Definitions for beneficencebəˈnɛf ə səns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
be•nef•i•cencebəˈnɛf ə səns(n.)
the quality or state of being beneficent.
Origin of beneficence:
1425–75; late ME < L
doing good; feeling beneficent
the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
An act of philanthropy, a kind deed; an act which benefits someone (else.)
the practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness
Beneficence is a bronze statue on the campus of Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana. It is referred to as "Benny" by the students.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). The ethical principle of BENEFICENCE requires producing net benefit over harm. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
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