Meaning of beneficence

be•nef•i•cence

Pronunciation: (bu-nef'u-suns), [key]
— n.
  1. the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity.
  2. a beneficent act or gift; benefaction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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