Translation of benefaction in Spanish:

benefaction

Pronunciation: /ˌbenəˈfækʃən; ˌbenɪˈfækʃən/

noun/nombre

[formal]
  • 1.1 countable/numerable (donation, gift) obra (feminine) de beneficencia
    More example sentences
    • ‘I was brought up by the country, and I am always thinking of repaying the benefaction with my little contribution,’ Chen said.
    • Allowing for inflation, religious benefactions dropped from a total of over £80,000 in 1501-10 to under £2,000 in 1591-1600.
    • Refounded in 1602 on the site of the earlier university library, it has since 1604 borne by royal decree the name of the remarkable man whose endowment remains the greatest benefaction ever received by the University of Oxford.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (doing good) buenas obras (feminine plural)

Definition of benefaction in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sigla
f
abbreviation …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.