beneficence beneficence  /bə ˈnɛ fə səns/


  1. (n) doing good; feeling beneficent
  2. (n) the quality of being kind or helpful or generous



  1. The King mixed beneficence with discipline.
  2. Feeney's beneficence already ranks among the grandest of any living American and may someday make him the most generous philanthropist of all time.
  3. By beneficence I meant good nature in managing this account.


  • Tatum Tot

    Channing Tatum was recently sighted casting his blessing on a random fan's baby bump. A newly minted father himself, Tatum seemed eager to spread his beneficence upon the offspring of a...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: E! Online


  1. "It just puts you in a better place and reminds you of the kindness of the world and the beneficence of existence," Taylor, who will begin a tour of the US and Europe this summer, added.
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: James Taylor Source: Reuters

  2. As Victory was sailing into battle, Nelson added a final note to his will: "I leave Emma Lady Hamilton a Legacy to my King and Country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life. I also leave to the beneficence of my...
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: Admiral Horatio Nelson Source:

  3. In the process it will globalize and modernize what Rockefeller called the "business of beneficence."
    on Jun 27, 2006 By: John D Rockefeller Source: Forbes

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