noun (plural beneficiaries)
- A person who derives advantage from something, especially a trust, will, or life insurance policy.More example sentences
- 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.
early 17th century: from Latin beneficiarius, from beneficium (see benefice).