to treat (ore) to make more suitable for smelting.
something that is advantageous or good; an advantage: He explained the benefits of public ownership of the postal system. a payment or gift, as one made to help someone or given by an employer, an insurance company, or a public agency: The company offers its employees a pension plan, free health insurance, and other benefits. […]
a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income. the revenue itself. the equivalent of a fief in the early Middle Ages. to invest with a benefice or ecclesiastical living. noun (Christianity) an endowed Church office yielding an income to its holder; a Church living the property […]
- Benefit society
an association of persons to create a fund, either by dues or assessments, for the assistance of members and their families in case of sickness, death, etc. Contemporary Examples The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More Caitlin Dickson July 11, 2012 Historical Examples A Description of Millenium Hall Sarah […]
- Benefit of clergy
the rites or sanctions of a church. formal marriage: living together withoutbenefit of clergy. the privilege claimed by church authorities to try and punish, by an ecclesiastical court, any member of the clergy accused of a serious crime. The privilege was abolished in the U.S. in 1790 and in England in 1827. noun (Christianity) sanction […]
- Benefit of the doubt
a favorable opinion or judgment adopted despite uncertainty.