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English definition of “benevolent society”

benevolent society

noun [C] uk   us  
an organization that gives money to and helps a particular group of people in need: a benevolent society for sailors' widowsCharity organizationsGenerous and charitable
(Definition of benevolent society from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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