|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
inclined to do good; charitable; beneficent
If all monarchs were benevolent, monarchy would be a highly tolerable form of government.
Related English word: benevolence (desiring the happiness of others)
Latin root words: bene (adv.) - well; benevolens, benevolentis - wishing (someone) well, benevolent; benevolentia, benevolentiae, f. - friendly disposition; volo, velle, volui - to want, wish