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Ragan had served as benefactress to his predecessor, and her money helped make Rosenberger the youngest House speaker in the nation.
Looking for an alternative, Batchelder and Ragan – the statesman's longtime friend and benefactress – considered Rosenberger.
Leading the festival last weekend was not Jurowski, but the amiable Stéphane Denève, whose longtime friend Wilmington philanthropist Tatiana Copeland was its benefactress.
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BENEFACTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of benefactress for English Language Learners
: a woman who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money : a female benefactor
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