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 for benefactor
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From 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.

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