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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.
References in classic literature ?
This giving is flat usurpation, and therefore when the beneficiary is ungrateful, as all beneficiaries hate all Timons, not at all considering the value of the gift but looking back to the greater store it was taken from,--I rather sympathize with the beneficiary than with the anger of my lord Timon.
Nothing could be more appropriate than that those who from unselfish motives and elevated sentiments are doing battle for the people's rights and interests, should themselves be the chief beneficiaries of success.
On himself, during his later years, he spent only a third part of his pension, giving away the rest to a small army of beneficiaries. Some of these persons, through no claim on him but their need, he had rescued from abject distress and supported in his own house, where, so far from being grateful, they quarreled among themselves, complained of the dinner, or even brought their children to live with them.
Communication material and posters highlighting the quarterly amount and the procedure to withdraw the amounts by the beneficiaries are also displayed at disbursement points and BISP offices.
Therefore, the age and educational level are demographic variables that should be carefully examined for blind and visually impaired disability beneficiaries to determine the likelihood of successful rehabilitation.
Upon the surviving spouse's death, the assets of the trust pass to the trust beneficiaries free of estate tax.
They do predict, however, that about 13% of beneficiaries will exceed the rehabilitation cap in 1999.
The most recent of these studies found that, in the six months prior to signing up with HMOs, spending on those Medicare beneficiaries who signed up with an HMO was only 63 percent of those who chose to enroll in FFS Medicare.
Factors affecting SSDI beneficiaries' return to work.
354 million approximately, which is distributed among more than 53 thousand victims, who are also beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
Children may not be the most appropriate beneficiaries. Many insurance policies and retirement plans will not pay benefits to minors without a court-approved guardian or trustee.
A spouse beneficiary who rolls over the decedent's IRA into an IRA in her own name may also name beneficiaries with respect to the new IRA, so long as she does so before her RBD.[12] Therefore, a beneficiary spouse can name her children as beneficiaries provided that she does so before her RBD.