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benefaction

[ben-uh-fak-shuh n, ben-uh-fak-] /ˈbɛn əˌfæk ʃən, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-/
noun
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 earthquake victims.
Origin of benefaction
1655-1665
1655-65; < Late Latin benefactiōn- (stem of benefactiō), equivalent to Latin bene bene- + fact(us) done (see fact) + -iōn- -ion
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benefaction

/ˌbɛnɪˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
the act of doing good, esp by giving a donation to charity
2.
the donation or help given
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin benefactiō, from Latin bene well + facere to do
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