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Dictionary definition for: Benevolent

1. (s) doing or producing good

2. (a) intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society"

3. (a) having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile" "a benevolent nature"

4. (s) generous in providing aid to others

5. (s) generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor" "eleemosynary relief" "philanthropic contributions"

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