from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Utility, advantage, or self-interest considered as the determinant of value or motivation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The principle that the ultimate initiator of an action is likely he who stands to gain from the action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Lit., for whose benefit; incorrectly understood, it came to be used in the sense, of what good or use; and hence, (what) purpose; object; specif., the ultimate object of life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. For whose benefit? popularly, but incorrectly, for what use or end?
That, and the answer to the ancient Latin question: cui bono?
There are several reasons, but a good place to start is the old question "cui bono?"
The lawyer agreed: Yes, knowing the content of that holograph or self-written will, if it exists, would tell us cui bono, who benefits, yes, I understand you.
And both of you on the same errand and demanding the same information, no doubt: cui bono?
Assuming that this really is purely political like everything else since 2000, cui bono?
Nigeria- cui bono,where's Prezza, image politics a...
The evil genius himself, IBB lurks in the background and I wonder what role he has to play in all of this...as the lawyers say cui bono?
Nigeria- cui bono,where's Prezza, image politics and recent reading
Musings of a Naijaman - a Nigerian man living and blogging in the UK: Nigeria- cui bono,where's Prezza, image politics and recent reading
Our heroes then ask that classic conspiratorial question, "cui bono?"