The definition of a benefactor is a person who lends support, especially financial support, to a cause.(noun)
An example of a benefactor is a person who gives a new artist money to have a gallery show.
See benefactor in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL: see benefaction
See benefactor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin
Origin: , from Latin benefacere, to do a service; see benefaction.
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