Definition of benevolence:
- A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.
- An act of kindness; good done; charity given.
- The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.
- benevolence (part of speech: noun)
mildness (part of speech: noun)
- philanthropy (part of speech: noun)
- generosity (part of speech: noun)
- "The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2", Henry James.
- "Selected Essays", Karl Marx.
This cheered the poor, disconsolate fellow, who soon went with Mr. Mills to Torringford, and was placed under the " care of those whose benevolence was without a bond or check, or a limit to confine it."- "A Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818 [Samuel John Mills]", Elisabeth G. Stryker.