Meaning of benefactor

ben•e•fac•tor

Pronunciation: (ben'u-fak"tur, ben"u-fak'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper.
  2. a person who makes a bequest or endowment, as to an institution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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