Synonyms and related words:
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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  • Benefaction — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benefaction — index aid (subsistence), appropriation (donation), behalf, benefit (betterment), benefit ( …   Law dictionary

  • benefaction — *donation, contribution, alms Analogous words: *gift, present, largess, boon: endowment (see corresponding verb at DOWER): grant, subvention (see APPROPRIATION): *charity, philanthropy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • benefaction — ► NOUN formal ▪ a donation or gift. ORIGIN Latin, from bene facere do good (to) …   English terms dictionary

  • benefaction — [ben΄ə fak′shen, ben′ə fak΄shən] n. [LL benefactio < L benefacere, to do (something) well, do a good deed < bene, well + facere,DO1] 1. the act of doing good or helping others, esp. by giving money as a charitable donation 2. the money or… …   English World dictionary

  • benefaction — UK [ˌbenɪˈfækʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌbenəˈfækʃən] noun [countable] Word forms benefaction : singular benefaction plural benefactions formal a present of money …   English dictionary

  • benefaction — noun Etymology: Late Latin benefaction , benefactio, from Latin bene facere to do good to, from bene + facere to do more at do Date: 1635 1. the act of benefiting 2. a benefit conferred; especially a charitable donation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benefaction — /ben euh fak sheuhn, ben euh fak /, n. 1. an act of conferring a benefit; the doing of good; a good deed: He is known throughout the region for his many benefactions. 2. the benefit conferred; charitable donation: to solicit benefactions for… …   Universalium

  • benefaction — noun a) The act of giving aid b) An act of charity …   Wiktionary

  • benefaction — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A gift] Syn. donation, legacy, grant; see gift 1 . 2. [A good deed] Syn. favor, charity, good turn; see kindness 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something given to a charity or cause: alms, beneficence, charity,… …   English dictionary for students

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