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be•nig•nant



Pronunciation: (bi-nig'nunt), [key]
adj.
1. kind, esp. to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign.
2. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president.
3. Pathol.benign.

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