noun (plural beneficiaries)
A person who derives advantage from something, especially a trust, will, or life insurance policy.
- Australia would be the beneficiary of a policy it did not have to underwrite.
- One beneficiary of the trust was Niels Bohr, the Danish atomic physicist who went on to win the Nobel prize.
- He was supposed to be the beneficiary of a trust fund left by his mother when she died in 1983.
heir, heiress, inheritor, legatee;
recipient, receiver, payee, donee, assignee;
Law devisee, grantee, cestui que trust;
Scottish Law heritor
Early 17th century: from Latin beneficiarius, from beneficium (see benefice).
Words that rhyme with beneficiaryfishery, judiciary
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