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Definition of the noun beneficence

What does beneficence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: beneficences

  1. doing good; feeling beneficent
  2. the quality of being kind or helpful or generous

Alternative definition of the noun beneficence


  1. An act of philanthropy, a kind deed; an act which benefits someone (else.)


Who is Beneficence?

Beneficence is a rapper from Newark, New Jersey.


Beneficence is a bronze statue on the campus of Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana. The statue is referred to as Benny by students.


Beneficence is a concept in research ethics which states that researchers should have the welfare of the research participant as a goal of any clinical trial or other research study. The antonym of this term, maleficence, describes a practice which opposes the welfare of any research participant.

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Google previewSumma Theologica Part II ("Secunda Secundae") (Extended Annotated Edition) (2012)

by St. Thomas Aquinas

Therefore beneficence is a virtue distinct from charity. Obj. 2: Further, vices are opposed to...

Google previewTeaching and Learning Methods in Medicine (2014)

by Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir

Beneficence is a principle which is the very reason the medical profession is called a noble profession.

That is why a corollary to the principle of beneficence is that one must include the element of non-maleficence. In essence it means that ...

Google previewPublic Health and Globalisation (2016)

Why a National Health Service is Morally Indefensible by Iain Brassington

Beneficence is a duty, but not so much because it is good (which is the point at which consequentialists would think the argument complete) as because, like it or not, non-beneficence is morally ruled out. (It is worth noting, before going further, ...

Google previewMen and Missions (1911)

A common objection to and excuse for the non-practice of systematic and generous beneficence is that the rule of...

Google previewThe Philosophical Review (1893)

by Jacob Gould Schurman, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Gustavus Watts Cunningham

Compulsory beneficence is the taking from some and giving to others or the restraining of some for the sake of others; and this Mr. Spencer considers a violation of the primary law of social life in the interest of a secondary law, while at the ...

Google previewThe New Testament and Bioethics (2014)

Theology and Basic Bioethics Principles by R. Dennis Macaleer

according to Beauchamp and childress the second part of the principle of beneficence is a separate principle in and of itself, non-maleficence, which is “an obligation not to inflict harm on others.”18 Beauchamp and childress address ...

Google previewClinical Ethics (2001)

Due Care and the Principle of Nonmaleficence by Robert M. Timko

Beneficence is the rendering of aid in order to facilitate self-determination. Physical therapy, for example, remedies not only the physical loss of locomotive ability but ...

Google previewThe Kant Dictionary (2014)

by Lucas Thorpe

Beneficence is the virtue of acting so as to promote the happiness of others, and it is our primary ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Enlightenment (2005)

by Harvey Chisick

BENEFICENCE/BIENFAISANCE. A term originated in the 18th century to designate the social virtue of doing good, usually to the unfortunate and deserving. In the enlightened view of the world bienfaisance took the place that charity had held ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies (2000)

beneficence Acting so as to benefit others—a limited but ...

Google previewA Theological Dictionary (1818)

Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a Comprehensive View of Every Article in the System of Divinity; an Impartial Account of All the Principal Denominations ... Together with an Accurate Statement of the Most Remarkable Transactions and Events Recorded in Ecclesiastical History by Charles Buck

Power makes us to be feared, riches to be flattered, learning to be admired; but beneficence renders us amiable and useful in the scale of society. Some qualifications are solitary, and centre mostly in ourselves ; but this is social, diffusive, and ...

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Scrabble value of B3E1N1E1F4I1C3E1N1C3E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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