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benevolent (buh-NEV-uh-luhnt) adjective
1. Characterized by or suggestive of doing good.
2. Of, concerned with, or organized for the benefit of charity.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin benevolens, benevolent- : bene, well + volens, present participle of velle, to wish.]
"Said Yee who is a trained architect and student of theology. `I see designing as a way of improving people's lifestyles and mindsets. The means to creating spiritual happiness and a benevolent community.'" Joyce Teh, Stark monastic simplicity, The New Straits Times, Mar 31, 2000.
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