Be·nef·i·cent a. Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.
The beneficent fruits of Christianity. --Prescott.
Syn: -- See Benevolent.
adj 1: doing or producing good; "the most beneficent regime in
history" [ant: maleficent]
2: doing or producing good [syn: benevolent, gracious]
3: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
contributions" [syn: benevolent, eleemosynary, philanthropic]