Beneficent



doing good or causing good to be done; conferring benefits; kindly in action or purpose.
Contemporary Examples

The Best – And Worst – Post-Civil War Presidential Speeches on Race David Frum January 24, 2013
Thelonious Monk Is Back Stanley Crouch November 23, 2009

Historical Examples

Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States Raphael Semmes
The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences Hosea Quinby
Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

adjective
charitable; generous
adj.

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