noun, plural ben·e·fi·ci·ar·ies.
Origin of beneficiary
Examples from the Web for beneficiary
McDonnell was poised to be the beneficiary of a bidding war among the biggest law firms.Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition|Eleanor Clift|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2014, Facebook has become an avatar, promoter, and beneficiary of the social media-related bubble.
Clinton knows something about comebacks, and if Obama can recover, Hillary is the beneficiary.The Dance of Bubba and Obama—and How It Helps Hillary|Eleanor Clift|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Smith is the beneficiary of an online poll the Club for Growth launched at the website primarymycongressman.com.RINO Hunting Season Opens in Earnest With End of Shutdown Drama|David Freedlander|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Molex has been a beneficiary of the boom in electronics and device manufacturing that has been led in part by Apple.Get Ready to Support the Kochs, Liberal Apple Fans|Daniel Gross|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The beneficiary was also to carry the sick man to a doctor and to pay all of his debts.Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699|Thomas P. Hughes
May a beneficiary of a trust convey title to the trust property?
Undue influence may be exerted by anyone, but not necessarily by a beneficiary under the will.
All these officers owe the same duty of fidelity to their beneficiary that an agent owes to his principal.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
It is proposed by this bill to award a pension to the beneficiary above named.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
British Dictionary definitions for beneficiary
noun plural -ciaries
Word Origin and History for beneficiary
1610s (n.), 1620s (adj.), probably via French bénéficiaire, from Latin beneficiarius "enjoying a favor, privileged," from beneficium (see benefice).
Culture definitions for beneficiary
The recipient of funds, property, or other benefits from an insurance policy, will, trust, or other settlement.