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English definition of “benefactor”

benefactor

noun [C]     /ˈben.ɪ.fæk.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ (female also benefactress)
someone who gives money to help an organization , society , or person Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
(Definition of benefactor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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