Ben`e*fac"tion (?), n. [L. benefactio, fr. benefacere to do good to one; bene well + facere to do. See Benefit.]

1.

The act of conferring a benefit.

Johnson.

2.

A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.

Syn. -- Gift; present; gratuity; boon; alms.

 

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