Benevolence

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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.

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The same owner has a Wolfhound two-year-old half-sister to Largesse called Brunnhilde in training with Berry, who added: "She's a nice filly, and should be ready to run in about six weeks.
UTTOXETER: 12.45 Kingsmark, 3.55 Monsignor, 4.30 Largesse (nap).
Largesse worked yesterday morning, and Sherwood said: "He'll probably run on Saturday and is more than likely to go to Kempton.
AYR: 1.50 Eternal Spring, 2.25 Femme Fatale, 2.55 Stylish Ways, 3.25 Largesse, 4.05 Always Alight, 4.40 Topatori, 5.10 Silent Warning.
Largesse stuck to his task really well having led from half a mile out.
Just eight go to post for the pounds 50,000-added contest, although opposition to Largesse includes class act Salmon Ladder, recent Doncaster winner Bay Of Islands and Sir Michael Stoute's Jaazim, ninth behind stable companion Double Classic in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot.
"It is important community projects are not seen as some kind of noble largesse" It was to make sure people living in the shadow of these giants received an adequate share of the dividends that "good practice principles" were introduced.
Like other governors would announce largesse for their people, we expected Mr Sanwoolu to declare free education in the state; announce 60% slash in especially the tertiary institutions,' PDP said.
Denis Johnson's posthumous anthology, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, is superlative proof of that.
The University and College Union (UCU) called for the information to be released in a public register as it warned that "largesse" by university leaders has become an "embarrassment".
The University and College Union called for the information to be released in a public register as it warned that "largesse" by university leaders has become an "embarrassment".
He stressed "the need to grant priority to Basra in services because of its climate and the largesse to all of Iraq ./ End