Definitions for "Benevolence"
For the phrenological faculty, see Benevolence (Phrenology)
Benevolence is a faculty in the discredited theory of Phrenology.
The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.
An act of kindness; good done; charity given.
(be·nev·o·lence) NOUN: An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts. The DHM uses the term to refer to the various efforts of people in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to do good. Benevolence exerted a deep moral and religious resonance in American Protestant cultural life, and though it continues today, the DHM uses the word as an historical term.
Keywords:  guise, sayles, gratuity, synod, england
A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.
Tax imposed under guise of voluntary loan. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 144)
Money contributed to the synod and the national church to support their mission.