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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·nef·i·cence /bəˈnɛfəsən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·nef·i·cence n.  The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
    And whose beneficence no charge exhausts.   --Cowper.
 Syn: -- See Benevolence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: doing good; feeling beneficent [ant: maleficence]
      2: the quality of being kind or helpful or generous [ant: maleficence]