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benevolent overlord

A person, group, or government described as generous to those over which it has power and control. Used ironically or sarcastically. Our boss, the benevolent overlord, has given us Christmas Day off from work, even though we still need to come in for the rest of the week! Today, we learned that our right to vote was revoked unless we showed public support for our benevolent overlords.
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The annual expenditure and income statements were also presented by the Punjab Benevolent Fund secretary in the meeting.
When contacted, a Punjab Benevolent Fund official requesting anonymity said the new move was aimed at facilitating the old citizens and the widows who have to travel hundreds of miles to Lahore for corrections to their incomplete cases.
The Sohrab Khan-owned and Amjad Ali II-trained filly Benevolent was guided to victory by jockey Mohammad Hanif, who had earlier romped home on grey-roan filly Aie Swair to win the third race in racing order.
In the Benevolent Bowl, Premier Division sides face tough outings as Ashington Colliers face Killingworth Town, North Shields Athletic host Wallington, Walker Central travel to Ponteland and Shankhouse have Prudhoe Town at home.
Details regarding the beneficiaries of benevolent fund will be uploaded in the form of excel database to the centralized easy pay server of the Bank of Punjab.
Last year, ISS partnered with the RAF Benevolent Fund on several projects, most notably the Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Dinner held at RAF Northolt, where ISS was instrumental in the production of the dinner, with their chefs designing a celebratory menu, encouraging almost 100 volunteers who helped with the event that saw more than 400 attendees.
Up and down the country there are more than 100 benevolent funds and trusts that help people in need and many flood victims might well be able to ask one of these benevolent funds for help.
What are some of the features of this discourse of benevolent dictatorship?
Findings: The findings from the data analysis indicate that benevolent leadership is positively associated with the dedication and vigor dimension of work engagement.
Following his father's death, the RAF Benevolent Fund supported his mother financially and also provided for his education.
All proceeds from the wartimethemed event, including period costumes and memorabilia, will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
The RAF Benevolent Fund believes it is important for the country to share in the memory of that battle, which played out in the summer skies overhead and saw the heroism of The Few save Britain from invasion.
com)-- The 22nd annual Master Mariners Benevolent Association's Wooden Boat Show will be held on Sunday, June 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the lovely Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, Calif.
On Thursday December 11 the Inauguration Ceremony for "The project for the improvement of the Eye Hospital in the District Badin Sindh" was held at the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) Free Secondary Eye Hospital in District Badin with the presence of Mr.