2. Of, concerned with, or organized for the benefit of charity.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin benevolns, benevolent- : bene, well; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots + volns, present participle of velle, to wish; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: benevolent, charitable, eleemosynary, philanthropic These adjectives mean of, concerned with, providing, or provided by charity: a benevolent fund; a charitable foundation; eleemosynary relief; philanthropic contributions. See Also Synonyms at kind1.