- Benefactress Ben`e*fac"tress, n.
A woman who confers a benefit.
His benefactress blushes at the deed. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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benefactress — noun (C) old fashioned a woman who gives money for a good purpose … Longman dictionary of contemporary English