Definitions for beneficencebəˈnɛf ə səns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•nef•i•cencebəˈnɛf ə səns(n.)

  1. the quality or state of being beneficent.

  2. Ref: benefaction.

Origin of beneficence:

1425–75; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficence(noun)

    doing good; feeling beneficent

  2. beneficence(noun)

    the quality of being kind or helpful or generous

Wiktionary

  1. beneficence(Noun)

    An act of philanthropy, a kind deed; an act which benefits someone (else.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneficence(noun)

    the practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness

Freebase

  1. Beneficence

    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

  1. Beneficence

    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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