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BENEFACTION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does benefaction mean? 

BENEFACTION (noun)
  The noun BENEFACTION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: BENEFACTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENEFACTION (noun)


Sense 1benefaction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contribution of money or assistance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("benefaction" is a kind of...):

contribution; donation (a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause)


Sense 2benefaction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act intending or showing kindness and good will

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

benefaction; benevolence

Hypernyms ("benefaction" is a kind of...):

benignity; kindness (a kind act)


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