Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to benefits or benevolence.

Part of speech: noun

A recipient of charity, benefit, or profit; the holder of a benefice.

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Usage examples "beneficiary":

  1. " I will lay a wager," said Don Quixote, " that the same bachelor or beneficiary is a greater friend of Camacho's than of Basilio's, and that he is better at satire than at vespers; he has introduced the accomplishments of Basilio and the riches of Camacho very neatly into the dance." - "The History of Don Quixote, Vol. II., Part 23", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. He told his story of the clothes- line ghost, and Garfield matched it with the story of an umbrella ghost who sheltered a friend of his through a midnight storm, but was not cheerful company to his beneficiary, who passed his hand through him at one point in the effort to take his arm. - "The White Mr. Longfellow From "Literary Friends And Acquaintances"", William Dean Howells.
  3. There is no beneficiary other than the client himself. - "The Risk Profession", Donald Edwin Westlake.