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benevolence

(Act of kindness), noun assistance, beneficence, benevolentia, boon, charitable effort, charity, favor, good deed, good treatment, good turn, kind office, kind treatment, philanthropy, relief, succor, support

benevolence

(Disposition to do good), noun affection, agreeableness, altruism, amiability, amicableness, benignancy, bountifulness, brotherliness, charity, clemency, compassion, consideration, courtesy, forbearance, friendliness, friendship, generosity, good disposition, good intention, good nature, good will, goodness, goodness and mercy, graciousness, helpfulness, humaneness, humanism, humanity, indulgence, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, mercy, obligingness, philanthropy, placability, Samaritanism, softheartedness, solicitousness, solicitude, tenderness, thoughtfulness, tolerance, understanding, warmheartedness
See also: assistance, behalf, benefit, bounty, charity, clemency, comity, consideration, favor, goodwill, help, humanity, indulgence, lenience, philanthropy, tolerance, understanding

BENEVOLENCE, duty. The doing a kind action to another, from mere good will, without any legal obligation. It is a moral duty only, and it cannot be enforced by law. A good wan is benevolent to the poor, but no law can compel him to be so.

BENEVOLENCE, English law. An aid given by the subjects to the king under a pretended gratuity, but in realty it was an extortion and imposition.

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