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  • n  a contribution of money or assistance
  • n  an act intending or showing kindness and good will

  • His giving spread over a wider front, the younger Rockefeller confers with his advisers over each benefaction, which may be one in which he has a special interest, or one put .
  • Last week, Daniel Guggenheim announced another benefaction of the powers of the earth to the pioneers of the air.
  • Last week Liverpool Cathedral was doubly news when it acquired a handsome benefaction from the Vesteys, one of Britain's richest families.

  • Colin Renshaw Lucas in BBC News
    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... Louis Veuillot Wall Street Journal Jan 29, 2010 9439 13147 benefaction 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...

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