What does Beneficiary mean?

Definitions for Beneficiaryˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ iˌɛr i, -ˈfɪʃ ə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Beneficiary.

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"


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beneficiary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beneficiary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    In a stiff competition.... the beneficiary is always a third person!!!!

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Marriage is an association of two persons for the purpose of making one the beneficiary.

  3. Carsten Brzeski:

    As a main beneficiary of the ECB's QE programme, supported by sound domestic fundamentals, the German economy should power ahead.

  4. Justin Lederer:

    There's a complete risk-off trade around the world and U.S. Treasuries have notably become a clear beneficiary of that risk-off tone.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    We should be incentivizing work, not providing a disincentive to find a job, which is a good thing both for the taxpayer as well as for the beneficiary.

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