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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  benefit  conferred;  esp.  a  charitable  donation. 
 
  Syn:  Gift;  present;  gratuity;  boon;  alms. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benefaction 
  n  1:  a  contribution  of  money  or  assistance 
  2:  an  act  intending  or  showing  kindness  and  good  will  [syn:  {benevolence}] 




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