benefaction benefaction


  1. (n) a contribution of money or assistance
  2. (n) an act intending or showing kindness and good will


  1. From England came recently the report of a considerable benefaction.
  2. His biggest benefaction for fiscal 1934: new capital for banks, $1,350,000,000; carrying farm commodities, $498,000,000; state relief, $462,000,000.
  3. If Lobeline does the trick, then we have with us a human benefaction.


  1. "Let us pray that God hasten the moment when France, delivered from the Prussians, but above all from itself, shall deliver Rome from the Italian slough and restore to degraded humankind a Godgiven benefaction it cannot forsake without...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Louis Veuillot Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Sir Colin added: "Oxford University is enormously grateful for this generous benefaction from Dr Martin. Our world and our lives are shaped by the ever-increasing pace of change that new developments in science and technology bring. We can all gain...
    on Mar 16, 2004 By: Colin Renshaw Lucas Source: BBC News

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