Benevolence

Benevolence, the name of a forced tax exacted from the people by certain kings of England, and which, under Charles I., became so obnoxious as to occasion the demand of the Petition of Rights (q.v.), that no tax should be levied without consent of Parliament; first enforced in 1473, declared illegal in 1689.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Benevento * Benfey, Theodor
Benedict, Biscop
Benedict, St.
Benedict, Sir Julius
Benedictines
Benedictus
Benefit of Clergy
Be`neke, Friedrich Eduard
Benenge`li
Bénetier
Benevento
Benevolence
Benfey, Theodor
Bengal
Benga`zi
Bengel, Johann Albrecht
Bengue`la
Benicia
Beni-Hassan
Beni-Israel
Benin`
Beni-souef`

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Benevolence in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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