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Definition of beneficiary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌbɛnəˈfɪʃəri//
    (pl. beneficiaries)
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  1. 1beneficiary (of something) a person who gains as a result of something Who will be the main beneficiary of the income tax cuts?
  2. 2beneficiary (of something) a person who receives money or property when someone dies She was the sole beneficiary of her father's will.
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