Definition of Benefactress

1. Noun. A woman benefactor.

Generic synonyms: Benefactor, Helper



Definition of Benefactress

1. n. A woman who confers a benefit.

Definition of Benefactress

1. Noun. A female benefactor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benefactress

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benefactress

benedictive
benedictives
benedictory
benedicts
benedight
benefact
benefaction
benefactions
benefactive
benefactive case
benefactive cases
benefactive role
benefactor
benefactors
benefactour
benefactress (current term)
benefactresses
benefactrix
benefacts
benefic
benefice
beneficed
beneficence
beneficences
beneficent
beneficential
beneficently
benefices
beneficial
beneficial owner

Literary usage of Benefactress

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1. English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) by John Matthews Manly (1916)
"... for the person obliged is as incapable of knowing her benefactress, as her benefactress is unwilling to be known by her. THE TATLER NO. 264. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1892)
"... with no family ties, shared her surplus wealth with her less fortunate sisters forms the subject of Mrs. Colter's " A Gentle benefactress. ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"... for the favors which Nature has lavished upon her, is determined to show her gratitude, by a strict obedience to the dictates of her benefactress, c. ..."

4. Shahmah in Pursuit of Freedom; Or, The Branded Hand by Frances Harriet Green (1858)
"... Robert— Begins tbe Story—Remarkable Fund of a Christian Church—Death—Exchange—The benefactress —Bound by Kindness—True to Trust—A Mutual Pledge. ..."

5. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"... ind was received with much lender reverence by the nuns, to whom she had been the benefactress. Her heart was, on the I Oth of September, ..."

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