Meaning of benefactive

ben•e•fac•tive

Pronunciation: (ben"u-fak'tiv), [key]
— Ling. Ling.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a linguistic form, case, or semantic role that denotes the person or persons for whom an action is performed, as for his son in He opened the door for his son.
—n.
  1. a benefactive form or case.
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