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Definitions for benefactress
ˈbɛn əˌfæk trɪs, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-bene·fac·tress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benefactressnoun

    a woman benefactor


  1. benefactressnoun

    A female benefactor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Benefactressnoun

    A woman who confers a benefit.

    Etymology: from benefactor.


  1. benefactress

    A benefactor (from Latin bene 'good', and factor 'maker') is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group or organization (the beneficiary), often gifting a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to help a cause. Benefactors are humanitarian leaders and charitable patrons providing assistance in many forms, such as an alumnus from a university giving back to a college or an individual providing assistance to others.


  1. benefactress

    A benefactress is a female person who gives money, goods, or other assistance to people or organizations, often in the form of a gift, grant, or charity. She often aids individuals, groups, or causes to help them succeed or accomplish their purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benefactressnoun

    a woman who confers a benefit

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefactress in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefactress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    A interrupt
    B demolish
    C attend
    D obligate

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