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benefit US English

An advantage or profit gained from something

benefit US Thesaurus

for the benefit of others

cost–benefit US English

Relating to or denoting a process that assesses the relation between the cost of an undertaking and the value of the resulting benefits

child benefit US English

(In the UK) regular payment by the state to the parents of a child up to a certain age

death benefit US English

The amount paid to a beneficiary upon the death of an insured person

benefit tourist US English

A person who travels to or within Britain in order to live off social security payments while untruthfully claiming to be seeking work

fringe benefit US English

An extra benefit supplementing an employee’s salary, for example, a company car, subsidized meals, health insurance, etc.

social benefit US English

A benefit payable under a social security system

fringe benefit US Thesaurus

our fringe benefits include free eye exams and discounted theater tickets

cafeteria benefit US English

An employee benefit selected from a variety of offerings under a fringe-benefit plan that can be tailored to fit individual needs

incapacity benefit US English

(In the UK) a state benefit paid to people who are unable to work due to illness or disability for a period of more than twenty-eight consecutive weeks

sickness benefit US English

(In the UK) benefit paid weekly by the state to an individual for sickness which interrupts paid employment

benefit of clergy US English

Exemption of the English clergy and nuns from the jurisdiction of the ordinary civil courts, granted in the Middle Ages but abolished in 1827

supplementary benefit US English

(In the UK) a weekly allowance formerly paid by the state to those with an income below a certain level, now replaced by income support

unemployment benefit US English

A payment made by a government or a labor union to an unemployed person

for the benefit of US English

In order to help, guide, or be of service to

defined benefit plan US English

A company pension plan in which an employee’s pension payments are calculated according to length of service and the salary they earned at the time of retirement

the benefit of the doubt US English

A concession that a person or fact must be regarded as correct or justified, if the contrary has not been proven

give someone the benefit of US English

Explain or recount to someone at length

benefit of clergy in benefit US English

Exemption of the English clergy and nuns from the jurisdiction of the ordinary civil courts, granted in the Middle Ages but abolished in 1827

for the benefit of in benefit US English

In order to help, guide, or be of service to

give someone the benefit of in benefit US English

Explain or recount to someone at length

unemployment compensation US English

Money that substitutes for wages or salary, paid to recently unemployed workers under a program administered by a government or labor union

the benefit of the doubt in benefit US English

A concession that a person or fact must be regarded as correct or justified, if the contrary has not been proven

defined benefit pension plan in defined benefit plan US English

A company pension plan in which an employee’s pension payments are calculated according to length of service and the salary they earned at the time of retirement


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