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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  feudatory  or  beneficiary  king  of  England.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Bestowed  as  a  gratuity;  as  beneficiary  gifts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  rich  men  will  be  offering  sacrifice  to  their 
  Deity  whose  beneficiaries  they  are  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beneficiary 
  adj  :  having  or  arising  from  a  benefice;  "a  beneficiary  baron" 
  n  :  the  recipient  of  funds  or  other  benefits  [syn:  {donee}] 




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