meaning of BENEFACTOR

BENEFACTOR meaning in General Dictionary

One who confers a benefit or benefits

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  • a person who helps folks or organizations (especially with monetary assistance)
  • person who confers a benefit or advantages.

BENEFACTOR meaning in Law Dictionary

n individual who economically assists another individual, like somebody who contributes to non-profit companies, or a member of family that provides money to another relative for college, etc.

BENEFACTOR meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Late Latin benefactor, from Latin phrase bene facere, from bene "well" (see bene-) + facere "to-do" (see factitious). Translated in Old English as wel-doend.

BENEFACTOR meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) One that confers good results or advantages.

Sentence Examples with the word BENEFACTOR

As I stand over the insect crawling amid the pine needles on the forest floor, and endeavoring to conceal itself from my sight, and ask myself why it will cherish those humble thoughts, and bide its head from me who might, perhaps, be its benefactor, and impart to its race some cheering information, I am reminded of the greater Benefactor and Intelligence that stands over me the human insect.

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