What does the word benefaction mean?

Usage examples for benefaction

  1. I began shortly to look about for some simple miracle wherein the new goddess might manifest herself as a deity of benefaction as well as of condign punishment. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  2. When he was fairly inside the Thacher kitchen, the benefaction of his presence was felt by every one. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. And I do love thee still, and I shall always love thee, not only for thy benefaction in those ancient days, but also for the light and the cheer which thy genius brings to all ages and conditions of humanity. – The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field