philanthropist

[fi-lan-thruh-pist]
noun
a person who practices philanthropy.

Origin:
1720–30; philanthrop(y) + -ist

philanthropistic, adjective
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philanthropy (fɪˈlænθrəpɪ)
 
n , pl -pies
1.  the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions
2.  love of mankind in general
 
[C17: from Late Latin philanthrōpia, from Greek: love of mankind, from philos loving + anthrōpos man]
 
phi'lanthropist
 
n
 
philanthrope
 
n

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philanthropist
1730s, from philanthropy.
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Example sentences
Even on a poverty-level income, you are a philanthropist.
Yet the crisis has taken its toll on London's hedge-fund philanthropists.
You participate in the art world as collector and as a philanthropist.
But some locals say the billionaire philanthropist has too much sway in city
  affairs.
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