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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. doing good; feeling beneficent;

2. the quality of being kind or helpful or generous;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beneficence \Be*nef"i*cence\, n. [L. beneficentia, fr. beneficus: cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficence. See Benefice.] The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness. [1913 Webster] And whose beneficence no charge exhausts. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Benevolence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beneficence n 1: doing good; feeling beneficent [ant: maleficence] 2: the quality of being kind or helpful or generous [ant: balefulness, maleficence, mischief]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "beneficence": BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, alms, altruism, auspiciousness, benefaction, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignancy, benignity, bigheartedness, brightness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, cheerfulness, cheeriness, contribution, do-goodism, favorableness, flower power, fortunateness, generosity, giving, good auspices, good omen, goodwill, grace, greatheartedness, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, love, love of mankind, luckiness, offering, philanthropism, philanthropy, propitiousness, prosperousness, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness