Definition of Benefaction

1. Noun. A contribution of money or assistance.

Generic synonyms: Contribution, Donation
Derivative terms: Benefact



2. Noun. An act intending or showing kindness and good will.
Exact synonyms: Benevolence
Generic synonyms: Benignity, Kindness
Derivative terms: Benefact, Benevolent

Definition of Benefaction

1. n. The act of conferring a benefit.

Definition of Benefaction

1. Noun. An act of doing good; a benefit, a blessing. ¹

2. Noun. An act of charity; almsgiving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benefaction

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benefaction

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

Literary usage of Benefaction

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1. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia by Georgia General Assembly (1904)
"Receiv'd by the hands of M' Th. Tower the Sum of forty two Pounds the benefaction of an Unknown Person to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter Resolved ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"To turn. BENEATH, v. Under. benefaction, DONATION. DONATION, from dono to give or present, signifies the sum presented. benefaction, from the Latin ..."

3. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"( ) benefaction (Lat. lene/acere, to benefit) and DONATION (Lat. donare, to give) both express the act of giving or the thing given for some liberal or ..."

4. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1807)
"But wanting endowment, it was enriched by the benefaction of lOOO/; The benevolent person is unknown, though suspected to be a lady, who, going out of town, ..."

5. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Refuses to attend fifty-fifth reunion of his class. — Statue to him proposed. — Ezra Cornell's benefaction. — American Asiatic Society. ..."

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