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English adjective: beneficiary

1. beneficiary having or arising from a benefice

SamplesA beneficiary baron.

English noun: beneficiary

1. beneficiary (person) the recipient of funds or other benefits


Broader (hypernym)receiver, recipient

Narrower (hyponym)co-beneficiary, devisee, legatee, pensionary, pensioner

2. beneficiary (communication) the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Synonymsbenefactive role

Broader (hypernym)participant role, semantic role

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