benefactor


ben·e·fac·tor

noun \ˈbe-nə-ˌfak-tər\

: someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money

Full Definition of BENEFACTOR

:  one that confers a benefit; especially :  one that makes a gift or bequest

Examples of BENEFACTOR

  1. With the help of a rich benefactor he set up a charity.
  2. <an anonymous benefactor gave the school a dozen new computers>

First Known Use of BENEFACTOR

15th century

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