Benefit

Definition of Benefit

Ben´e`fit
n.1.An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
- Ps. ciii. 2.
2.Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
Men have no right to what is not for their benefit.
- Burke.
3.A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
4.Beneficence; liberality.
5.Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
Benefit of clergy
(Law) See under Clergy.
v. t.1.To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
[imp. & p. p. Benefited; p. pr. & vb. n. Benefitting.]
I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
- Jer. xviii. 10.
v. i.1.To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

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