beneficiary of something


1. the receiver of something positive or advantageous






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beneficiary of a will/law/slice of luck

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If you are the beneficiary of something, you are the recipient or person who benefits from it. You could be the beneficiary of someone’s will after they die, or a beneficiary of a program or of a policy or law. This is a formal word with a positive connotation - usually used in legal or business contexts.

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  1. My aunt named me as a beneficiary on her will, so I will inherit enough money to cover my university fees.

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  1. It is thought that shop owners will be the main beneficiaries of the new tax law which has been designed to encourage consumer spending.
  2. The main beneficiaries of the donation will be people living in state-funded accommodation.

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  1. The company specialised in executing the estates of wealthy clients with large families. As such, they rarely dealt with a case involving a sole beneficiary of a will.
  2. Each year we nominate several charities which are beneficiaries of funding for the year from the companies profits.

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