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BENEFICIARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beneficiary mean? 

BENEFICIARY (noun)
  The noun BENEFICIARY has 2 senses:

1. the recipient of funds or other benefits
2. the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

  Familiarity information: BENEFICIARY used as a noun is rare.


BENEFICIARY (adjective)
  The adjective BENEFICIARY has 1 sense:

1. having or arising from a benefice

  Familiarity information: BENEFICIARY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENEFICIARY (noun)


Sense 1beneficiary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The recipient of funds or other benefits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

beneficiary; donee

Hypernyms ("beneficiary" is a kind of...):

receiver; recipient (a person who gets something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "beneficiary"):

co-beneficiary (one of two or more beneficiaries of the same benefit)

devisee (someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will)

legatee (someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed)

pensionary; pensioner (the beneficiary of a pension fund)


Sense 2beneficiary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

benefactive role; beneficiary

Hypernyms ("beneficiary" is a kind of...):

participant role; semantic role (an entity realized by a noun or noun phrase in a clause or sentence)


BENEFICIARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having or arising from a benefice

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a beneficiary baron

Pertainym:

benefice (an endowed church office giving income to its holder)


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