Benevolence



desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness:
to be filled with benevolence toward one’s fellow creatures.
an act of kindness; a charitable gift.
English History. a forced contribution to the sovereign.
Contemporary Examples

Horoscopes for June 12-18, 2011 Starsky + Cox June 11, 2011

Historical Examples

Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter
Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Philebus Plato
Stories of Animal Sagacity W.H.G. Kingston
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

noun
inclination or tendency to help or do good to others; charity
an act of kindness
(in the Middle Ages) a forced loan or contribution exacted by English kings from their nobility and subjects
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