noun, plural be·nig·ni·ties.
- the quality of being benign; kindness.
- Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion.
noun plural -ties
- the quality of being benign; favourable attitude
- a kind or gracious act
late 14c., from Old French benignité “goodness, kindness” (12c.), from Latin benignitatem (nominative benignitas), from benignus “kindly, kindhearted” (see benign).