|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) kind; 2) giving benefits
If all people were unconditionally beneficent, hitherto divisive factors like race, religion, and nationality would cease to divide, and there would be peace throughout the world--it sounds so easy.
Related English words: benefaction (the doing of good), benefactor, benefactress, benefactrix, benefic (beneficent), benefice (position that guarantees a cleric an income), beneficence, beneficial, beneficiary, beneficiate (to make more suitable for smelting), beneficiation, benefit.
Latin root words: bene - well; facio, facere, feci, factus - to do, make; beneficium, benefici, n. - kindness