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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: benefactio, from Latin bene factus 'well done'

benefaction

noun
     
ben‧e‧fac‧tion formal
[uncountable and countable] something, especially money, that someone gives a person or organization in order to help them do something good or when someone gives money in this way

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