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 for beneficent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beneficent \Be*nef`i*cent\, a.
     Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and
     charity; characterized by beneficence.
     [1913 Webster]
           The beneficent fruits of Christianity.   --Prescott.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: See Benevolent.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in
             history" [ant: maleficent]
      2: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
         contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
         contributions" [syn: beneficent, benevolent,
         eleemosynary, philanthropic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "beneficent":
     almsgiving, altruistic, amicable, benevolent, benign, benignant,
     bighearted, charitable, cooperative, eleemosynary, favorable,
     freehearted, friendly, generous, greathearted, humanitarian, kind,
     kindly, kindly-disposed, largehearted, neighborly, philanthropic,
     propitious, welfare, welfare statist, welfarist, well-affected,
     well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant

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