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[buh-nef-uh-suh ns] /bəˈnɛf ə səns/

the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity.
a act or gift; benefaction.
the act of doing good; kindness
a charitable act or gift

“quality of being beneficent, kind, charitable,” mid-15c., from Latin beneficentia “kindness, generosity,” a back-formation from beneficentior (see beneficent).


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