Beneficial



conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful:
the beneficial effect of sunshine.
Law.

helpful in the meeting of needs:
a beneficial association.
involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds:
a beneficial owner.

Contemporary Examples

Unite, Don’t Divide, The Palestinians Brent E. Sasley November 19, 2012
The Enlightenment Diet Bruce Feiler September 26, 2009
22 Chocolate Desserts That Kill The Daily Beast February 12, 2011
Twitchy! Michelle Malkin’s Phony War Tom Doran April 9, 2013
Your Probiotic Is Probably B.S. Carrie Arnold June 24, 2014

Historical Examples

Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
A Treatise on Parents and Children George Bernard Shaw
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Grover Cleveland
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
Ontario Teachers’ Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education

adjective
(sometimes foll by to) causing a good result; advantageous
(law) entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property: a beneficial interest in land
adj.

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