benefactress

[ ben-uh-fak-tris, ben-uh-fak- ]
/ ˈbɛn əˌfæk trɪs, ˌbɛn əˈfæk- /

noun

a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. benedictus,
  2. benef.,
  3. benefaction,
  4. benefactive,
  5. benefactor,
  6. benefactrix,
  7. benefic,
  8. benefice,
  9. beneficence,
  10. beneficent


Origin of benefactress

1425–75; late Middle English benefactrice; see benefactor, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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