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benevolence - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'benevolence' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Benevolence [ n.]
- 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.