Definition of benignitas
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LNS
benignitās, benignitātis
benignus
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. the quality of one, an affable, kind bearing to others
  2. kindness, friendliness, courtesy, benevolence, benignity
  3. kindness, liberality, bounty, favor
  4. Lenity, mercy
Abbreviations
benignitas, ātis, f. benignus, the quality of one benignus, an affable, kind bearing to others. Of feeling or external conduct, kindness, friendliness, courtesy, benevolence, benignity: si ad vortendum huc animum adest benignitas, Plaut. Merc. prol. 11: justitia, cui sunt adjunctae pietas, bonitas, liberalitas, benignitas, comitas, quaeque sunt generis ejusdem, Cic. Fin. 5, 23, 65: etsi me attentissimis animis summā cum benignitate auditis, id. Sest. 13, 31; id. Caecin. 3, 9; id. Dom. 14, 32; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 83, ยง 191; id. Rosc. Com. 12, 33: benignitas animi, Tac. H. 2, 30; Dig. 48, 19, 11; 1, 3, 25.

— Of deeds, kindness, liberality, bounty, favor: num solus ille dona dat? nunc ubi meam Benignitatem sensisti in te claudier? Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 84 (intellegit se et dona obtulisse, et id benigne saepe fecisse, Don.); Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 80: illa quanta benignitas naturae, quod tam multa ad vescendum, tam varia, tamque jucunda gignit, Cic. N. D. 2, 53, 131: largitio, quae fit ex re familiari, fontem ipsum benignitatis exhaurit. Ita benignitate benignitas tollitur, id. Off. 2, 15, 52; 2, 15, 54: ne benignitas major esset quam facultates, id. ib. 1, 14, 44: amicorum benignitas exhausta est in eā re, id. Att. 4, 2, 7: (Volumnius) benignitatem per se gratam comitate adjuvabat, Liv. 9, 42, 5: satis superque me benignitas tua Ditavit, *Hor. Epod. 1, 31; August. ap. Suet. Aug. 71: benignitate deūm fractae hostium vires, Tac. H. 4, 85; id. A. 14, 6.

— In plur.: vides, benignitates hominum ut periere, Plaut. Stich. 4, 2, 54.

— Lenity, mercy: severitas legum cum aliquo temperamento benignitatis, Dig. 48, 19, 11 pr.; 1, 3, 25.
 
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