benevolence

  • 21benevolence — General desire for the good of others, and disposition to act so as to further that good. Moral philosophers may be more or less optimistic about the intensity and scope of such desire, or its general presence in human nature. See altruism,… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 22benevolence — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, accommodatingness, act of grace, act of kindness, advantageousness, affability, agape, agreeableness, altruism, amiability, amity, auspiciousness, benefaction,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 23BENEVOLENCE —    the name of a forced tax exacted from the people by certain kings of England, and which, under Charles I., became so obnoxious as to occasion the demand of the PETITION OF RIGHTS (q.v.), that no tax should be levied without consent of… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 24benevolence — be·nev·o·lence || bɪ nevÉ™lÉ™ns n. generosity, kindness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 25benevolence —    obsolete    an arbitrary tax    Literally, generosity. English monarchs extracted such taxation from their rich subjects under the guise of loans which were described as benevolences but never repaid. The 1689 Bill of Rights brought this… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 26benevolence — welwillendnes …

    English to the Old English

  • 27benevolence — n. 1. Kindness, benignity, kind heartedness, humanity, humaneness, philanthropy, tenderness, charitableness, good will, altruism, unselfishness, disposition to do good, milk of human kindness. 2. Charity, benefaction, beneficence, alms giving,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 28benevolence — n 1. kindness, goodness, graciousness, humanitarianism, humanity, love; tenderness, compassion, clemency, kindliness. See beneficence (def.1). 2. present, gift, largesse; contribution, donation. See beneficence (def. 2) …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 29benevolence — be·nev·o·lence …

    English syllables

  • 30benevolence — See: benevolent …

    English dictionary

  • 31benevolence — be•nev•o•lence [[t]bəˈnɛv ə ləns[/t]] n. 1) desire to do good to others; goodwill; charity 2) an act of kindness; charitable gift 3) why (formerly) a forced contribution to an English sovereign • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32benevolence — /bəˈnɛvələns/ (say buh nevuhluhns) noun 1. desire to do good for others; goodwill; charitableness. 2. an act of kindness; charitable gift. 3. (in England in medieval times) a forced contribution to the sovereign …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 33benevolence —   n. charitableness; former loan demanded by certain English kings.    ♦ benevolent, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 34benevolence — noun 1. disposition to do good • Ant: ↑malevolence • Hypernyms: ↑love • Hyponyms: ↑beneficence 2. an inclination to do kind or charitable acts • Hypernyms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 35Benevolence (Phrenology) — Benevolence is a faculty in the discredited theory of Phrenology.Interaction with other faculties: *Negative Benevolence + positive Firmness: authoritarian personality without consideration and humanity. *Negative Benevolence + positive… …

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  • 36Benevolence International Foundation — The Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) was a purported nonprofit charitable trust based in Saudi Arabia. It was a front for al Qaeda and is now banned worldwide by the United Nations Security Council Committee 1267.… …

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  • 37benevolence of God —  Благосклонность Бога …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 38USS Benevolence (AH-13) — was built as MARINE LION in 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock co., Chester, Pa., under a Maritime Commission contract. 11,141 tons. 520 x 71.6 x 24. 24 knots. Sponsored by Mrs. Daisy Unter; transferred to the Navy 31 July 1944; converted to a …

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  • 39Hong Kong and Far East Masonic Benevolence Fund — The Hong Kong and Far East Masonic Benevolence Fund Corporation is a trust fund establishment by the Government of Hong Kong under the Masonic Benevolence Fund Incorporation Ordinance (Chapter 1034 of the Laws of Hong Kong). The ordinance was… …

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  • 40le roy remercie ses loyal sujets, accepte leur benevolence, et ainsi le veut — Le roy (or la reine) remercie ses loyal sujets, accepte leur benevolence, et ainsi le veut. The king (or the queen) thanks his (or her) loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and therefore wills it to be so. The form of the royal assent to a… …

    Black's law dictionary