Adjective "beneficiary" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person who derives advantage from something, especially a trust, will, or life insurance policy.
  1. 'Australia would be the beneficiary of a policy it did not have to underwrite.'
  2. 'One beneficiary of the trust was Niels Bohr, the Danish atomic physicist who went on to win the Nobel prize.'
  3. 'He was supposed to be the beneficiary of a trust fund left by his mother when she died in 1983.'
  4. 'Every human being is the beneficiary of this trust, and is equally entitled to its use.'
  5. 'As the beneficiary of the first trust, you can continue to live in your home rent free.'
  6. 'The land would be held upon trust by them for the other beneficiaries.'
  7. 'The entitlement of the trust beneficiaries is not affected by a contribution holiday.'
  8. 'When a person donates blood, he does not and should not know who the beneficiary of his act of kindness has been.'
  9. 'In the long term the newspaper itself is the beneficiary of a policy of free access.'
  10. 'The first of these was the right of a beneficiary under a trust for sale.'

More definitions

1. a person or group that receives benefits, profits, or advantages.

2. a person designated as the recipient of funds or other property under a will, trust, insurance policy, etc.

3. Ecclesiastical. the holder of a benefice.

More examples(as adjective)

"certificates can be beneficiary."

"countries can be beneficiary."

"ups can be beneficiary."

"outs can be beneficiary."

"ministers can be beneficiary."

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Early 17th century: from Latin beneficiarius, from beneficium (see benefice).