benefaction


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ben·e·fac·tion

 (bĕn′ə-făk′shən, bĕn′ə-făk′-)
n.
1. The act of conferring aid of some sort.
2. A charitable gift or deed.

[Late Latin benefactiō, benefactiōn-, from Latin benefactus, past participle of benefacere, to do a service : bene, well; see deu- in Indo-European roots + facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

ben′e·fac′tive (-tĭv) adj.

benefaction

(ˌbɛnɪˈfækʃən)
n
1. the act of doing good, esp by giving a donation to charity
2. the donation or help given
[C17: from Late Latin benefactiō, from Latin bene well + facere to do]

ben•e•fac•tion

(ˈbɛn əˌfæk ʃən, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-)

n.
1. an act of conferring a benefit.
2. a benefit conferred; charitable donation.
[1655–65; < Late Latin benefactiō < Latin benefacere to do a service =bene well + facere to do 1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benefaction - a contribution of money or assistancebenefaction - a contribution of money or assistance
donation, contribution - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
2.benefaction - an act intending or showing kindness and good willbenefaction - an act intending or showing kindness and good will
benignity, kindness - a kind act

benefaction

noun
1. Something given to a charity or cause:
2. A charitable deed:
Translations

benefaction

[ˌbenɪˈfækʃən] N (frm) (= gift) → beneficio m

benefaction

n
(= good deed)Wohltat f, → gute Tat
(= gift)Spende f
References in classic literature ?
On my side, I could have cursed the kindness that conferred upon me this benefaction, but I kept my vexation under the surface for policy's sake, and did what I could to let on to be glad.
For all these of course are exceptions, and the rule and hodiernal life of a good man is benefaction.
Or a benefactor's veto might impose such a negation on a man's life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction was generous.
He was president of the Stanford University, a private benefaction of the times.
Constantly did Anna reproach us; constantly did she remind us of her benefactions, and introduce us to her friends as poor relatives of hers whom, out of goodness of heart and for the love of Christ, she had received into her bosom.
If the mighty merchant whose benefactions are reckoned by thousands of dollars deem himself worthy, let him join the procession with her whose love has proved itself by watchings at the sick-bed, and all those lowly offices which bring her into actual contact with disease and wretchedness.
My leisure then, and my old age, would have been devoted, in company with the Empress and during the royal apprenticeship of my son, to leisurely visiting, with our own horses and like a true country couple, every corner of the Empire, receiving complaints, redressing wrongs, and scattering public buildings and benefactions on all sides and everywhere.
Napoleon, predestined by Providence for the gloomy role of executioner of the peoples, assured himself that the aim of his actions had been the peoples' welfare and that he could control the fate of millions and by the employment of power confer benefactions.
But here, whilst my gratitude for the princely benefactions of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.
Howell ("The Imperial Authority and Benefaction of Centurions and Acts 10:34-43: A Response to C.
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