benefactive

adjective
ben·​e·​fac·​tive | \¦be-nə-¦fak-tiv\

Definition of benefactive 

(Entry 1 of 2)

of a linguistic form

: indicating that someone is benefited used especially of affixes and verb forms in various American Indian languages

benefactive

noun
ben·​e·​fac·​tive | \¦be-nə-¦fak-tiv\
plural -s

Definition of benefactive (Entry 2 of 2)

: a benefactive form or set of forms in a language

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History and Etymology for benefactive

Adjective

Latin benefactus + English -ive

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