Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections

912. Benefactor.

   NOUN:BENEFACTOR, savior, protector, good genius, tutelary saint, guardian angel, good Samaritan; friend in need, “a very present help in time of trouble” [Bible]; fairy god-mother; pater patriœ [L.]; salt of the earth &c. (good man) [See Good Man]; auxiliary [See Auxiliary].