benefaction


ben·e·fac·tion

noun \ˌbe-nə-ˈfak-shən\

Definition of BENEFACTION

1
:  the act of benefiting
2
:  a benefit conferred; especially :  a charitable donation

Examples of BENEFACTION

  1. <the generous benefaction from an anonymous donor meant the animal shelter could stay open>

Origin of BENEFACTION

Late Latin benefaction-, benefactio, from Latin bene facere to do good to, from bene + facere to do — more at do
First Known Use: 1635

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