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the quality of being benign; kindness.
Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness:
benignities born of selfless devotion.
Historical Examples

The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) Edmund Burke
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
Reason, The Only Oracle of Man Ethan Allen
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
The Story of Siena and San Gimignano Edmund G. Gardner
The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III Various
The Snare Rafael Sabatini

noun (pl) -ties
the quality of being benign; favourable attitude
a kind or gracious act


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