beneficiary


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to beneficiary: contingent beneficiary

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
haszonélvezõhaszonélvezőkedvezményezett
sá sem nÿtur góîs af, styrkòegi
obdarovaný

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.
She replied that it was a beneficiary of the town who had a nice taste in devising things of the sort.
There is this trouble about special providences--namely, there is so often a doubt as to which party was intended to be the beneficiary. In the case of the children, the bears, and the prophet, the bears got more real satisfaction out of the episode than the prophet did, because they got the children.
Since then, this railroad has become the chief beneficiary of the art of telephony.
'Now look here, Bill,' he said, 'this isn't the way we usually do this sort of thing, and if the governor were here he would spend an hour and a half rambling on about testators and beneficiary legatees, and parties of the first part, and all that sort of rot.
More than once some individual has appeared to me with such negligence of labor and such commanding contemplation, a haughty beneficiary begging in the name of God, as made good to the nineteenth century Simeon the Stylite, the Thebais, and the first Capuchins.
And all the time, as I afterwards learned, his will, drawn up by Carruthers, and making me sole beneficiary, lay in the American consul's safe.
Under the Retirement Equity Act of 1984 (REA), a participant in a qualified retirement plan must obtain the written consent of the spouse in order to name a beneficiary other than the spouse.
A planner is derelict in duty if the policyholder is not told of the privilege and advantages of naming both a primary beneficiary, which can be more than one person or entity, and one or more contingent or secondary beneficiaries.
Derivative beneficiaries: The spouse and unmarried children under age 21 of the principal beneficiary.
You might request clients bring all their retirement beneficiary forms to such a meeting.
In this private letter ruling, the IRS permitted a tax-free transfer from a decedent's IRA to nine beneficiary IRAs and required that those nine beneficiaries take their required minimum distributions from the IRAs based on the life expectancy of the oldest beneficiary.