Be*nig"ni*ty (?), n. [OE. benignite, F. b'enignit'e, OF. b'enignet'e, fr. L. benignitas. See Benign.]

1.

The quality of being benign; goodness; kindness; graciousness.

"Benignity of aspect."

Sir W. Scott.

2.

Mildness; gentleness.

The benignity or inclemency of the season. Spectator.

3.

Salubrity; wholesome quality.

Wiseman.

 

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