Meaning of benefaction

ben•e•fac•tion

Pronunciation: (ben'u-fak"shun, ben"u-fak'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of conferring a benefit; the doing of good; a good deed: He is known throughout the region for his many benefactions.
  2. the benefit conferred; charitable donation: to solicit benefactions for earthquake victims.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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