- the act of doing good or helping others, esp. by giving money as a charitable donation
- the money or help so given
Origin of benefactionLate Latin benefactio ; from Classical Latin benefacere, to do (something) well, do a good deed ; from bene, well + facere, do
- The act of conferring aid of some sort.
- A charitable gift or deed.
Origin of benefactionLate Latin benefacti&omacron;, benefacti&omacron;n-, from Latin benefactus, past participle of benefacere, to do a service : bene, well; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots + facere, to do; see dh&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin benefactiōnem, from benefacere (“to benefit”).