from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that receives a benefit: I am the beneficiary of your generosity.
- n. The recipient of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or will.
- n. Ecclesiastical The holder of a benefice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who benefits or receives an advantage.
- n. One who benefits from the distribution, especially of an estate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
- adj. Bestowed as a gratuity.
- n. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
- n. One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Arising from feudal tenure; feudatory; holding under a feudal or other superior; subordinate: as, “beneficiary services,” ; “a feudatory or beneficiary king,”
- Connected with the receipt of benefits, profits, or advantages; freely bestowed: as, beneficiary gifts or privileges.
- n. One who holds a benefice.
- n. In feudal law, a feudatory or vassal.
- n. One who is in the receipt of benefits, profits, or advantages; one who receives something as a free gift.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
- adj. having or arising from a benefice
- n. the recipient of funds or other benefits
Tobits denied she ever signed the designation beneficiary form, according to court documents.
But the beneficiary is the subject of compulsion as well.
Finally, this was the first film festival at which I saw two films with scenes of assisted urination: one was I Don't Want To Sleep Alone; the other was Okamoto's Nikudan, in which the beneficiary is a kindly, armless used-book seller played by Chishu Ryu.
Another big individual beneficiary is a 37-year-old gelato entrepreneur in Dallas whose family became friends with Picower.
It was costly to assure that she would receive 100% of the amount that I receive now, the reductions are based on the present age of the beneficiary (Doris) and the estimated number of years that the beneficiary is expected to live beyond the estimated lifespan of the person that earned those pensions.
"What's interesting here is that (Parker) is a member of the generation that really gets it," said Stephen Gutwillig, a spokesman for the Drug Policy Alliance, the main beneficiary of Parker's contribution.
: The British prime minister's race may have gone to a US-style debate system, with Lib Dem insurgent Nick Clegg the main beneficiary, but can you imagine any American presidential candidate admitting that he had read Waiting for Godot a hundred times (much less writing a newspaper essay celebrating it)?
The main political beneficiary is the Green Party, which political analysts say is eating into Ms. Merkel's middle-class base.
Thus, if I take parenthood classes in high school, the main beneficiary is not supposed to be me, but my children.
The beneficiary is incentivized to demand as much care as possible becasue they pay the same amount regardless.