Definition of benefactress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbenəfaktrəs/


A female benefactor.
Example sentences
  • The program was organized in honor of a local benefactress of the arts, who was interested in harpsichord performance and gave money to other arts interests, too.
  • Instead of taking the train back to Poland, however, he returns to the casino, where that night she sees him gamble the money away again, in the process insulting his benefactress.
  • It is the winter of 1773 and ‘our man’ Diderot fills 66 notebooks with facts, dreams and mystifications for his illustrious benefactress.

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Syllabification: ben·e·fac·tress

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