Definition of Benefact

1. Verb. Help as a benefactor. "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"

Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Help
Derivative terms: Benefaction, Benefaction



Definition of Benefact

1. to confer a benefit upon [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benefact

benedict
benedictine
benediction
benedictional
benedictionals
benedictionaries
benedictionary
benedictions
benedictive
benedictives
benedictory
benedicts
benedight
benefact (current term)
benefaction
benefactions
benefactive
benefactive case
benefactive cases
benefactive role
benefactor
benefactors
benefactour
benefactress
benefactresses
benefactrix
benefacts
benefic

Literary usage of Benefact

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton, William Otter (1804)
"... benefacT tors, who, when by fraud and rapine they have extorted all their lives, oppressed whole provinces, societies, &c. give something tp pious uses, ..."

2. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"... love ought to have reposed unbounded confidence in her benefact. and benefactress." " Well ! Women understand women," said her husband, ..."

3. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"The funds for these benefact ions were chiefly drawn from the gifts and bequests, amounting to 10800/., of Archbishop Langham, of whose will Litlington was ..."

4. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing by James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry Dexter (1862)
"He ree. in July 1632 gr. of four lots of Id. of various quantity, from the Col. besides what the town may have gr. if any, tho. no such benefact. to either ..."

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