Beneficiary


Beneficiary
Beneficiary Ben`e*fi"ci*a*ry, n.; pl. {Beneficiaries}. 1. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

2. One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate. [1913 Webster]

The rich men will be offering sacrifice to their Deity whose beneficiaries they are. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.