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Noun1.Bestower - person who makes a gift of propertybestower - person who makes a gift of property
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
abnegator - one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
almsgiver - a person who gives alms
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
altruist, philanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor - (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber - someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer - someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
tipper - a person who leaves a tip; "a generous tipper"
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Some Indian Ceres or Minerva must have been the inventor and bestower of it; and when the reign of poetry commences here, its leaves and string of nuts may be represented on our works of art.
With the eye of the thief it looketh upon all that is lustrous; with the craving of hunger it measureth him who hath abundance; and ever doth it prowl round the tables of bestowers.
The bestower of such bounty - at a price - is Prince Len, self- proclaimed lord of all he surveys.
6) In much the same vein, the nineteenth-century woman was expected to be gentle and refined, "guardian of religion, inspiration to man, bestower of care and love.
Gold, bestower of wealth and power, came to stand for excellence, wisdom, enlightenment, perfection.
Allah Almighty says: "And place your reliance upon the Almighty, the Bestower of Mercy.
My vehicle--my vahana--for my project will be the Holy Serpent of Asia, the Naga, the sentinel deity of the Kathmandu Valley--protector of its waters and bestower of its rains, the guardian of its environment.
In her supreme attribute as bestower of fertility, women who are not childbearing pray to her so that the curse may be taken from them; also, people with different diseases and infirmities supplicate for her help.
Once dethroned, she can no longer be like Beatrice, bestower of salvation and immortality, but is rather like Eve, Adam's helpmate, who stands as a perplexing reminder of the masculinist view--deeply rooted in Catholicism--of Eve as the sinner responsible for man's banishment from the Garden of Eden.
Then Muslims must seek to create their own science by incorporating what is positive in modern science into a worldview where God reigns supreme, where one is awar of the purposefulness of His creation, where all causes are ultimately related to Him, where there is no realm of secularity independent of His laws and presence, where every phenomenon reflects the wisdom of the Creator and is a sign or ayah of the Bestower of all existence.
The Kashmiri Shaiva community to which Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta belong is dedicated particularly to Shiva as the supreme God and source of all reality, the deepest ground of human identity, and the bestower of salvation.
For him, the validity of baptism outside the Catholic church was based on the fact that the real bestower of baptism is Jesus Christ himself (De bapt.