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Word of the Day 12/07/17 Benevolence

Benevolence (noun)
benevolence [buh-nev-uh-luh ns]


noun
1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness: to be filled with benevolence toward one's fellow creatures.
2. an act of kindness; a charitable gift.
3. English History. a forced contribution to the sovereign.

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1. malevolence.

Origin: First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Latin word benevolentia. See benevolent, -ence

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