benevolence
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /bəˈnɛvələns/
Noun

benevolence

  1. (uncountable) Disposition to do good.
  2. (uncountable) Charitable kindness.
  3. (countable) An altruistic gift or act.
  4. (UK, historical) A kind of forced loan or contribution levied by kings without legal authority, first so called under Edward IV in 1473.
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