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Meaning of BENEFACTION

Pronunciation:  'benu`fakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act intending or showing kindness and good will
  2. [n]  a contribution of money or assistance
 

BENEFACTION is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: benevolence
 
 See Also: benignity, contribution, donation, kindness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ben`e*fac"tion\, n. [L. benefactio, fr. benefacere
to do good to one; bene well + facere to do. See {Benefit}.]
1. The act of conferring a benefit. --Johnson.

2. A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.

Syn: Gift; present; gratuity; boon; alms.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: act of grace, act of kindness, alms, beneficence, benefit, benevolence, benignity, blessing, boon, charity, contribution, courtesy, favor, good deed, good offices, good turn, grace, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, manna, mercy, mitzvah, obligation, offering, office, service, turn
 

 

 

 

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