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Definition of beneficiary:

  1. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
  2. Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.
  3. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
  4. 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.


devi, almsman, legatee, inheritor, assignee, donee, pensioner, heiress, possessor, receiver, stipendiary, successor, charity case, heir, grantee, Benefactive Role, payee.

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