Definitions for Beneficiaryˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈfɪʃ ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ben•e•fi•ci•ar•yˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈfɪʃ ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.

  1. a person or group that receives benefits, profits, or advantages.

    Category: Business

  2. a person designated as the recipient of funds or other property under a will, trust, or the like.

    Category: Business

Origin of beneficiary:

1605–15; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficiary, donee(noun)

    the recipient of funds or other benefits

  2. benefactive role, beneficiary(adj)

    the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

  3. beneficiary(adj)

    having or arising from a benefice

    "a beneficiary baron"

Wiktionary

  1. beneficiary(Noun)

    One who benefits or receives an advantage.

    You are the lucky beneficiary of this special offer.

  2. beneficiary(Noun)

    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 beneficiaryu2019s share to the surviving beneficiaries by right of representation.

  3. Origin: bene + facio + -ary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneficiary(adj)

    holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession

  2. Beneficiary(adj)

    bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts

  3. Beneficiary(noun)

    a feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds

  4. Beneficiary(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Beneficiary

    In trust law, a beneficiary or cestui que use, a.k.a. cestui que trust, is the person or persons who are entitled to the benefit of any trust arrangement. A beneficiary will normally be a natural person, but it is perfectly possible to have a company as the beneficiary of a trust, and this often happens in sophisticated commercial transaction structures. With the exception of charitable trusts, and some specific anomalous non-charitable purpose trusts, all trusts are required to have ascertainable beneficiaries. Generally speaking, there are no structures as to who may be a beneficiary of a trust; a beneficiary can be a minor, or under a mental disability. It is also possible to have trusts for unborn children, although the trusts must vest within the applicable perpetuity period.


Translations for Beneficiary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

beneficiary(noun)

a person who receives a gift etc (usually in a will).

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