Origin of benefactorMiddle English from LL: see benefaction
The definition of a benefactor is a person who lends support, especially financial support, to a cause.
An example of a benefactor is a person who gives a new artist money to have a gallery show.
One that gives aid, especially financial aid.
Origin of benefactorMiddle English from Late Latin from Latin benefacere to do a service ; see benefaction .
- He founded the university of Jena and was a benefactor to that of Leipzig.
- After thanking his benefactor and dropping off his bike for repairs, he stopped for a quick bite to eat.
- Williams, who was a generous benefactor of St John's College, Cambridge, died on the 25th of March 1650.
- He is kind, he is one of God's chosen, he's a benefactor, he once gave me ten rubles, I remember.
- He was a benefactor to his diocese and died on the 12th of May 1293.