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Beneficiary - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Beneficiary' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Beneficiary [ a.]
- Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
- Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.
2 . Beneficiary [ n.]
- A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Beneficiary' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . beneficiary [ a]
Meaning (1):
- having or arising from a benefice
Example in sentence:
  • a beneficiary baron