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benefactor one who benefits or helps an individual or an institution, usu. by giving money.
benefice a church office or the fixed property or income associated with it. [3 definitions]
beneficence the quality of doing good. [2 definitions]
beneficent tending to do good; kindly; charitable. [2 definitions]
beneficial producing benefits; favorable or advantageous. [2 definitions]
beneficiary one who receives or is designated to receive benefits, as of a will or insurance policy. [2 definitions]
benefit anything that provides an advantage or produces a positive result. [5 definitions]
benefit of clergy a rite performed by a member of the clergy signifying the blessing of the church, such as a liturgical wedding or a prayer over a dying person. [2 definitions]
benefit of the doubt acceptance of a statement or belief as true in the absence of contrary proof.
benefits money from a government program. [2 definitions]
benevolence the inclination to act to the benefit of others; good will. [2 definitions]
benevolent desiring to do good for others; generous. [3 definitions]
Bengal a region consisting of the northeastern state of West Bengal in India and the neighboring country of Bangladesh. Bengal was formerly a province of India before India's division into India and Pakistan.
Bengali a native or inhabitant of Bengal. [3 definitions]
bengaline a heavy, corded fabric with crosswise ribs of coarse silk, wool, or synthetics, woven with wool or cotton.
Benghazi the seaport capital of Libya.
benighted in intellectual or moral darkness; ignorant; unenlightened. [2 definitions]
benign possessing or displaying kindness or gentleness. [4 definitions]
benignant kind and gracious, as to one's inferiors. [3 definitions]
benignity the quality or condition of being kind or beneficial; benignancy.
Benin an African country on the west central coast between Togo and Nigeria.