Definition of beneficence in English:

beneficence

noun

  • See beneficent

    • ‘The recent scandalous examples of malfeasance and untruthfulness of too many big business leaders and some of our foremost politicians have reduced the public trust in the beneficence of anybody.’
    • ‘The economic and social power of Church beneficence exposed the poverty of public provision for the poor.’
    • ‘It affects those who are the beneficiaries of the charity's functions, beneficence and bounty.’
    • ‘Victims live in fear while repeat violators enjoy the benefits of parole under the beneficence of liberal magistrates.’
    • ‘They are carriers of important values that represent a common good, and that must be sustained by charitable beneficence.’

Pronunciation

beneficence

/bɪˈnɛfɪs(ə)ns/