Beneficiary



a person or group that receives benefits, profits, or advantages.
a person designated as the recipient of funds or other property under a will, trust, insurance policy, etc.
Ecclesiastical. the holder of a benefice.
Contemporary Examples

South Carolina Latest Lift in Gingrich’s Roller-Coaster Campaign Matthew DeLuca January 21, 2012
How the IRS Wrecked Your Pension Megan McArdle May 8, 2013
Get Ready to Support the Kochs, Liberal Apple Fans Daniel Gross September 9, 2013
Romney Rises Again Mark McKinnon December 15, 2009
Rockaway Mailman Rick Gold Killed in Storm and Mourned on His Route Michael Daly November 8, 2012

Historical Examples

Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various
The Railroad Question William Larrabee
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Grover Cleveland
Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson

noun (pl) -ciaries
a person who gains or benefits in some way from something
(law) a person entitled to receive funds or other property under a trust, will, or insurance policy
the holder of an ecclesiastical or other benefice
(NZ) a person who receives government assistance: social security beneficiary
adjective
of or relating to a benefice or the holder of a benefice
beneficiary [(ben-uh-fish-ee-er-ee, ben-uh-fish-uh-ree)]

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