[non-buh-lij-er-uh n-see] /ˌnɒn bəˈlɪdʒ ər ən si/
the state or status of not participating in a war.
the status or policy of a nation that does not participate openly in a war but supports the cause of one of the belligerents.
[non-buh-lij-er-uh nt] /ˌnɒn bəˈlɪdʒ ər ənt/ adjective 1. of or relating to a country whose status or policy is one of nonbelligerency. noun 2. a nation that does not engage officially in a war but openly favors or gives aid to one of the active participants.
[buh-nef-uh-suh ns] /bəˈnɛf ə səns/ noun 1. the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity. 2. a act or gift; benefaction. /bɪˈnɛfɪsəns/ noun 1. the act of doing good; kindness 2. a charitable act or gift n. “quality of being beneficent, kind, charitable,” mid-15c., from Latin beneficentia “kindness, generosity,” a back-formation from beneficentior (see […]
[ben-uh-fish-uh l] /ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ əl/ adjective 1. conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine. 2. Law. /ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəl/ adjective 1. (sometimes foll by to) causing a good result; advantageous 2. (law) entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property: a beneficial interest in land adj. mid-15c., “helpful, advantageous,” from Middle French […]
[bahy-uh st] /ˈbaɪ əst/ adjective 1. having or showing or prejudice: They gave us a biased report on immigration trends. adj. 1610s in reference to bowling, 1660s in reference to persons; past participle adjective from bias (v.).