See also: beinfaiteur

French

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Etymology

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Formed from bienfait +‎ -eur, modeled on Late Latin benefactōrem (he who bestows a favor), from Latin benefaciō (benefit someone), from bene (good) + faciō (do, make).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bjɛ̃.fɛ.tœʁ/ ~ /bjɛ̃.fe.tœʁ/
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Noun

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bienfaiteur m (plural bienfaiteurs, feminine bienfaitrice)

  1. benefactor; do-gooder
    Antonym: malfaiteur
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