disposition to do good
an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
disposition to do good
an altruistic gift or act
the disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness
an act of kindness; good done; charity given
a species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ben-ev′ol-ens, n. disposition to do good: an act of kindness: generosity: a gift of money, esp. for support of the poor: (Eng. hist.) a kind of forced loan or contribution, levied by kings without legal authority, first so called under Edward IV. in 1473.—adj. Benev′olent, charitable, generous, well disposed to.—adv. Benev′olently. [Through Fr. from L. benevolentia.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name of a forced tax exacted from the people by certain kings of England, and which, under Charles I., became so obnoxious as to occasion the demand of the Petition of Rights (q. v.), that no tax should be levied without consent of Parliament; first enforced in 1473, declared illegal in 1689.
The numerical value of benevolence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of benevolence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Whosoever hath not knowledge, and benevolence, and piety knoweth nothing of reality, and dwelleth only in semblance.
I used three photos to get her smile, hair, posture and attire right and kept the necklace. She exudes benevolence. I hope they like it.
To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite beings. Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.
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- النزعة إلى الخيرArabic
- benevolènciaCatalan, Valencian
- خیر خواهیPersian
- bénévolence, bienveillanceFrench
- 慈悲, 仁Japanese
- доброжела́тельность, благожела́тельность, доброта́, ми́лостьRussian
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