What does beneficence mean?

Definitions for beneficence
bəˈnɛf ə sənsbenef·i·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficence(noun)

    doing good; feeling beneficent

  2. beneficence(noun)

    the quality of being kind or helpful or generous


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beneficence

    be-nef′i-sens, n. active goodness: kindness: charity: a beneficent gift.—n. Benefic′ency (obs.).—adjs. Benef′icent; Beneficen′tial.—adv. Benef′icently. [L. beneficentia.]

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)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of beneficence in a Sentence

  1. Sanskrit Proverb:

    In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.

  2. Austin Farrar:

    Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

Images & Illustrations of beneficence

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