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beneficiary

ben·e·fi·ci·ar·y

beneficiary

 
 
pronunciation:
be n fI shi eI ri
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: beneficiaries
definition 1: one who receives or is designated to receive benefits, as of a will or insurance policy.
Both his daughters were beneficiaries of his will, and each received half of his estate.
definition 2: the holder of an ecclesiastical position that guarantees a certain amount of income or property.
Word Parts
The word beneficiary contains the following parts:
ben, bene, bon Latin root that means good, well
synonyms:
eu
antonyms:
mal, male
 
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with