an act of conferring a benefit; the doing of good; a good deed:
He is known throughout the region for his many benefactions.
the benefit conferred; charitable donation:
to solicit benefactions for earthquake victims.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
A Walk from London to John O’Groat’s Elihu Burritt
Blue Lights R.M. Ballantyne
Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20) Charles Sumner
The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
The Celt and Saxon, Complete George Meredith
Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867 William Dunn Macray
A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches Sarah Orne Jewett
New Grub Street George Gissing
the act of doing good, esp by giving a donation to charity
the donation or help given
of or relating to a linguistic form, case, or semantic role that denotes the person or persons for whom an action is performed, as for his son in He opened the door for his son. a benefactive form or case.
a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper. a person who makes a bequest or endowment, as to an institution. Contemporary Examples Hizbullah’s Triumph and Agony Bruce Riedel July 22, 2011 Millions of Refugees from Syria’s War Are Clinging to Life In Toxic Conditions Christopher Looney April 13, 2014 The Things Not Asked; Tonight Michael […]
a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like. Contemporary Examples The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary Malcolm Jones May 25, 2014 Historical Examples Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X) Charles Paul de Kock Howards End E. M. Forster Woman in the Nineteenth […]