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bĕnĕ-vŏlus (in MSS. and inscrr. often bĕnĭvŏlus ), a, um, adj. volo,
I.well-wishing, benevolent, kind, friendly, favorable (class. for the ante-class. benevolens, from which it borrows the comp. and sup.; cf. malevolus): “erga aliquem benevolus,Plaut. Capt. 2, 2, 100: “facilis benivolusque tibi,Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 33 Fleck.: “benevolum efficere auditorem,Auct. Her. 1, 5, 8: “benevolos auditores habere,id. ib. 1, 4, 6: “ut benevolos beneque existimantes efficiamus,Cic. de Or. 2, 79, 322; Quint. 3, 7, 24; 4, 1, 5; 10, 1, 48; Cic. Verr. 1, 8, 23: “benevolentior tibi,id. Fam. 3, 12, 4; 13, 60, 1: “officium benevolentissimi atque amicissimi,id. ib. 5, 16, 6: “naturā benevolentissimus,Suet. Tit. 8.—
II. Transf., of servants, devoted, yielding willing service: “servus domino benevolus,Cic. Clu. 63, 176.—Adv.: bĕnĕvŏlē , benevolently, kindly, Cic. Fin. 1, 10, 34; id. Fam. 13, 21, 2.—Sup., Aug. Ep. ad Aur. 64; id. ib. ad Hier. 28.
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