Beneficiary


Beneficiary
Beneficiary Ben`e*fi"ci*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficiaire, LL. beneficiarius.] 1. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession. [1913 Webster]

A feudatory or beneficiary king of England. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.