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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Benevolent AI posted a hefty pre-tax loss of PS33m last year on revenue of PS6.8m, and the firm is reportedly at risk of losing its unicorn status after its next funding round.
As many as 7,30,000 federal government employees contribute towards Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Fund (FEB and GIF) on monthly basis from their pay.
"The Benevolent Bowl, though, that has not been easy getting to the final again but that is the beauty of the cups and we are the one team everyone wants to beat."
Yesterday, the OCAC expressed its gratitude to the Sue Hing Benevolent Association for its efforts over the years to maintain the "inherent historical status" of the Taiwan flag in the office of the CCBA.
We must never forget their sacrifices, and the RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to be the guardian of this tribute to their legacy, for generations to come.
A JustGiving page has been set up by the RFL Benevolent Fund to support anyone wishing to make a contribution to the Harry Sykes Fund.
"The RAF Benevolent Fund works with several organisations like Erskine to ensure these veterans have access to support services tailored to their needs and we are delighted to do so."
In this paper, I will be primarily concerned with these benevolent absolutisms and their apparently uneasy status within Rawls's theory.
He further directed the secretary to present the final report in the Punjab Benevolent Fund Board's forthcoming meeting.Punjab Benevolent Fund Secretary Syeda Malaika, Secretary Services Farhan Aziz Khawaja, Special Secretary Finance Saifullah Dogar, Secretary Board of Revenue Muneer Ahmed Shah, representatives of the health and water division along with office-bearers of the Punjab Civil Secretariat Employee's Union were also present at the occasion.
The issue surfaced when former secretary of Benevolent Fund Ahmad Mustajab Karamat relieved dozens of daily wagers working in the provincial fund.
The meeting announced to provide the benevolent fund to the widows and other deserving persons.