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Noun: benevolence  bu'ne-vu-lun(t)s
  1. Disposition to do good
     
  2. An inclination to do kind or charitable acts
     
  3. An act intending or showing kindness and good will
    - benefaction

Derived forms: benevolences

Type of: aroha [NZ], benignity, kindness, love

Antonym: malevolence

Encyclopedia: Benevolence