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"benefactor" in British English

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benefactornoun [C]

uk   /ˈben.ɪ.fæk.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/ (female also benefactress )
someone who gives ​money to ​help an ​organization, ​society, or ​person
(Definition of benefactor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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benefactornoun [C]

 us   /ˈben·əˌfæk·tər/
someone who gives ​money to ​help an ​organization, ​society, or ​person
(Definition of benefactor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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benefactornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbenɪfæktər/ FINANCE
someone who gives ​money to a ​person or ​organization, usually without expecting anything back in ​return: They hope to ​find a benefactor, and ​turn the ​factory into a museum.
(Definition of benefactor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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