Definition of bonitas
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LNS
bonitās, bonitātis
bonus
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. the good quality of a thing, goodness, excellence
  2. good, honest, friendly conduct
  3. goodness, virtue, integrity, blamelessness
  4. Kindness, friendliness, benevolence, benignity, affability
  5. kind-heartedness, benevolence
  6. parental love, tenderness
Abbreviations
bonitas, ātis, f. bonus, the good quality of a thing, goodness, excellence (cf. Caes. B. G. 1, 28 Herz.; class., but mostly in prose). Of concrete objects: bonitas praediorum, Cic. Rosc. Am. 7, 20: agrorum, id. Agr. 2, 16, 41; Caes. B. G. 1, 28: agri aut oppidi, Cic. Agr. 2, 28, 76: praediorum, id. Rosc. Am. 7, 20; Dig. 50, 16, 86: terrae, Lucr. 5, 1247: soli, Quint. 2, 19, 2: aquae, Phaedr. 4, 9, 8: vini, Plin. 14, 4, 6, § 55: arboris, id. 13, 9, 17, § 61: gemmarum, id. 37, 8, 37, § 116 al.: vocis, Cic. Or. 18, 59: verborum, id. ib. 49, 164: mutuum eādem bonitate solvatur quā datum est, Dig. 12, 1, 3: secunda bonitas (amomi), the second quality, Plin. 12, 13, 28, § 48; Dig. 45, 1, 75, § 2.

— Of abstract objects: ingenii, Cic. Off. 3, 3, 14: causae, id. Dom. 22, 57: naturae, id. Off. 1, 32, 118: sapientiae, Quint. 5, 10, 75.

— Esp. freq. of character, good, honest, or friendly conduct; goodness, virtue, integrity, blamelessness: neque ego nunc de illius bonitate, sed de generi impudentiā disputo, Cic. Agr. 3, 3, 13: rustici cum fidem alicujus bonitatemque laudant, dignum esse dicunt, quīcum in tenebris mices, id. Off, 3, 19, 77: quae tuae fidei, justitiae bonitatique commendo, id. Fam. 13, 4, 3; id. N. D. 3, 30, 75: si recte vestram bonitatem atque prudentiam cognovi, id. Quint. 17, 54: nec justitiae ullus esset nec bonitati locus, id. Fin. 3, 20, 66: perennis, Ov. Tr. 4, 5, 27: eam potestatem bonitate retinebat, integrity, Nep. Milt. 8, 3; so id. Timol. 5, 1.

— Kindness, friendliness, benevolence, benignity, affability: perpetua naturalis bonitas (kind-heartedness, benevolence), quae nullis casibus neque agitur, neque minuitur, Nep. Att. 9, 1: te oro per mei te erga bonitatem patris, Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 54; Cic. N. D. 2, 23, 60: bonitas et beneficentia, id. ib. 1, 43, 121; 3, 34, 84: homo liberalis et dissolutus et bonitate affluens, id. Rosc. Com. 10, 27: utrumque incredibile est, et Roscium quicquam per avaritiam appetisse, et Fannium quicquam per bonitatem amisisse, id. ib. 7, 21: multas hereditates nullā aliā re quam bonitate consecutus est, Nep. Att. 21, 1: bonitas, humanitas, misericordia, Quint. 5, 1, 22; Tac. H. 1, 52.

— Esp., parental love, tenderness: quid dicam... de bonitate in suos, Cic. Lael. 3, 11: facit parentes bonitas, non necessitas, Phaedr. 3, 15, 18.
 
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