Benefactor meaning

bĕnə-făktər
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A person who has given help, esp. financial help; patron.
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One that gives aid, especially financial aid.
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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.

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Somebody who gives one a gift. Usually refers to someone who gives money to a charity or another form of organization.
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Origin of benefactor

  • Middle English from Late Latin from Latin benefacere to do a service benefaction

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin benefactor (“he who bestows a favor”), from benefaciō (“benefit someone”), from bene (“good”) + faciō (“do, make”).

    From Wiktionary