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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.
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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]
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ben•e•fac•tion(ˈbɛn əˌfæk ʃən, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-)
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]
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|Noun||1.||benefaction - a contribution of money or assistance|
|2.||benefaction - an act intending or showing kindness and good will|
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1. Something given to a charity or cause:
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benefaction[ˌbenɪˈfækʃən] N (frm) (= gift) → beneficio m
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