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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: beneficus; BENEFICE

beneficent

adjective
     
be‧nef‧i‧cent formal
helping people, or resulting in something good:
the beneficent properties of natural remedies
beneficence noun [uncountable]
beneficently adverb

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