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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);
[syn: benefactor, helper]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Benefactor \Ben`e*fac"tor\,n. [L.] One who confers a benefit or benefits. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

benefactor n 1: a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help) [syn: benefactor, helper]
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

BENEFACTOR, n. One who makes heavy purchases of ingratitude, without, however, materially affecting the price, which is still within the means of all.