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ben·e·fi·ci·ar·y

 (bĕn′ə-fĭsh′ē-ĕr′ē, -fĭsh′ə-rē)
n. pl. ben·e·fi·ci·ar·ies
1. One that receives a benefit: I am the beneficiary of your generosity.
2. The recipient of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or trust.
3. Ecclesiastical The holder of a benefice.

[Medieval Latin beneficiārius, holder of a feudal benefice, from Latin, soldier granted privileges, from beneficium, benefit; see benefice.]

ben′e·fi′ci·ar′y adj.

beneficiary

(ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃərɪ)
n, pl -ciaries
1. a person who gains or benefits in some way from something
2. (Law) law a person entitled to receive funds or other property under a trust, will, or insurance policy
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the holder of an ecclesiastical or other benefice
4. (Social Welfare) NZ a person who receives government assistance: social security beneficiary.
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a benefice or the holder of a benefice

ben•e•fi•ci•ar•y

(ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈfɪʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
1. a person or group that receives benefits, profits, or advantages.
2. a person designated as the recipient of funds or other property under a will, trust, or the like.
[1605–15; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beneficiary - the recipient of funds or other benefits
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
co-beneficiary - one of two or more beneficiaries of the same benefit
devisee - someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will
legatee - someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed
pensionary, pensioner - the beneficiary of a pension fund
2.beneficiary - the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clausebeneficiary - the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
Adj.1.beneficiary - having or arising from a benefice; "a beneficiary baron"

beneficiary

noun
1. recipient, receiver, payee, assignee, legatee The main beneficiaries of pension equality so far have been men.
2. heir, inheritor a sole beneficiary of a will
Translations
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beneficiary

[ˌbenɪˈfɪʃərɪ] N (Jur) → beneficiario/a m/f (Rel) → beneficiado m

beneficiary

[ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəri] n
bénéficiaire mf
to be the beneficiary of sth → être le bénéficiaire de qch
[will] → bénéficiaire mf, légataire mf

beneficiary

n
Nutznießer(in) m(f); (of will, insurance etc)Begünstigte(r) mf
(Eccl) → Pfründner m

beneficiary

[ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃrɪ] n (Law) → beneficiario/a

beneficial

(benəˈfiʃəl) adjective
having good effects. Fresh air is beneficial to your health.
ˌbeneˈficiary (-ʃəri) , ((American) -ʃieri) plural ˌbeneˈficiaries – noun
a person who receives a gift etc (usually in a will).

be·ne·fi·ci·ar·y

n., a. beneficiado-a, favorecido-a.
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