What does the word beneficence mean?

Usage examples for beneficence

  1. In fact beneficence has come to be recognized as an important duty of the very wealthy and churches schools hospitals and the like bear witness everywhere to the benevolence of wealthy men – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  2. His factory village was indeed a light to the world that gave the nations a great lesson in practical beneficence and shines still amid the darkness of money making selfishness and industrial misery – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  3. I performed deeds of beneficence towards the gods as well as towards men I had no property that belonged to the people – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge

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