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Noun: beneficiary  ,be-nu'fi-shee,e-ree [N. Amer], ,be-nu'fi-shu-ree [Brit]
  1. The recipient of funds or other benefits
    - donee
  2. The semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    - benefactive role
Adjective: beneficiary  ,be-nu'fi-shee,e-ree [N. Amer], ,be-nu'fi-shu-ree [Brit]
  1. Having or arising from a benefice
    "a beneficiary baron"

Derived forms: beneficiaries

Type of: participant role, receiver, recipient, semantic role

Encyclopedia: Beneficiary