benefactornoun [ C ]uk /ˈben.ɪ.fæk.tər/ us /ˈben.ə.fæk.tɚ/ female also benefactress,
Examples from literature
- And herewith greetings and heartfelt thanks, for I know your members to be great benefactors to suffering humanity.
- He was my benefactor.
- In many villages there are old almshouses founded by pious benefactors for "poor brethren and sisters."
- Sometimes I knew the hand by which assistance was sent, but at other times my benefactors remained unknown.
- These had been bestowed on the monastic churches by benefactors, who considered that what was used in the service of God should be the best which man could offer.