beneficiary

noun /ˌbɛn.ɪˈfɪʃ.əɹ.i,ˌbɛn.əˈfɪʃ.əɹ.i,ˌbɛn.ɨˈfɪʃ.ɚ.i,bɛn.əˈfɪʃ.iˌɚ.i/
a) One who benefits or receives an advantage.

You are the lucky beneficiary of this special offer.

b) One who benefits from the distribution, especially of an estate.

If any beneficiary does not survive the Settlor for a period of 30 days then the Trustee shall distribute that beneficiary’s share to the surviving beneficiaries by right of representation.


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  • beneficiary — ben·e·fi·cia·ry /ˌbe nə fi shē ˌer ē, fi shə rē/ n pl ries: a person or entity (as a charity or estate) that receives a benefit from something: as a: the person or entity named or otherwise entitled to receive the principal or income or both from …   Law dictionary

  • Beneficiary — Ben e*fi ci*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. b[ e]n[ e]ficiaire, LL. beneficiarius.] 1. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beneficiary — The person who is in receipt, or will be in receipt, of some asset, thing, or thing of value. For example, a person can make a will naming someone, usually their spouse, as beneficiary of their estate. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms)… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Beneficiary — Ben e*fi ci*a*ry, n.; pl. {Beneficiaries}. 1. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beneficiary — 1610s (n.), 1620s (adj.), probably via Fr. bénéficiaire, from L. beneficiarius enjoying a favor, privileged, from beneficium (see BENEFICE (Cf. benefice)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • beneficiary — [n] person who gains, benefits almsperson, assignee, devisee, donee, grantee, heir, heiress, inheritor, legatee, payee, possessor, receiver, recipient, stipendiary, successor; concepts 355,423 Ant. giver, payer …   New thesaurus

  • beneficiary — ► NOUN (pl. beneficiaries) ▪ a person who benefits from something, especially a trust or will …   English terms dictionary

  • beneficiary — [ben΄ə fish′ē er΄ē, ben΄əfish′ər ē] adj. [L beneficiarius] of or holding a benefice n. pl. beneficiaries 1. a holder of a benefice 2. anyone receiving benefit 3. a person named to receive the income or inheritance from a will, insurance policy,… …   English World dictionary

  • beneficiary — /benafish(iy)ary/ One who benefits from act of another. A party who will benefit from a transfer of property or other arrangement. Examples include the beneficiary of a trust, the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and the beneficiary of an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • beneficiary — Term used to refer to the person who receives the benefits of a trust or the recipient of the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * beneficiary ben‧e‧fi‧cia‧ry [ˌbenˈfɪʆəri ǁ ˈfɪʆieri] noun beneficiaries… …   Financial and business terms

  • beneficiary — /ben euh fish ee er ee, fish euh ree/, n., pl. beneficiaries. 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, insurance policy, etc. 3.… …   Universalium

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