- 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 benefactiō benefactiōn- from Latin benefactus past participle of benefacere to do a service bene well ; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots. facere to do ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin benefactiōnem, from benefacere (“to benefit”).