Beneficiary

Definition of Beneficiary

Ben`e`fi´ci`a`ry
a.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.
n.1.A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
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.

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