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benefit (1 ‘benefaction’ is post-S.; 2 is only S.)
1. bestowal of property or rights, benefaction 1H6 V. iv. 152, R3 III. vii. 195 “This proferr'd of dignity.”
2. natural advantage or gift AYL. IV. i. 37 “disable all the benefits of your own country,” H8 I. ii. 115.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (2):
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 5.4
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