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From Latin *beneficens, *beneficent-, from bene (well, good) + -ficens, combining form from faciens, present participle of facere (to make or do). Compare English beneficence.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /bəˈnɛ.fɪ.sənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bəˈnɛ.fə.sənt/
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beneficent (comparative more beneficent, superlative most beneficent)

  1. Given to acts that are kind, charitable, philanthropic or beneficial.

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