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Definitions of beneficial

  1. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. King. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; - followed by to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Useful; helpful; profitable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Beneficially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Doing good: useful: advantageous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Conferring benefit; useful; advantageous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Conferring benefits; helpful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Profitable; useful; helpful; entitled to the benefit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to. mso.anu.edu.au
  13. Tending to the benefit of a person; yielding a profit, advantage, or benefit; enjoying or entitled to a benefit or profit. In re Importers' Exchange (Com. PI.) 2 N. Y. Supp. 257; Regina v. Vange, 3 Adol. & El. (N. S.) 254. This term is applied both to estates (as a "beneficial interest") and to persons, (as "the beneficial owner.") thelawdictionary.org
  14. Of advantage, profit or interest; as the wife has a beneficial interest in property held by a trustee for her. Vide Cestui que trust. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  15. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; followed by to. dictgcide_fs
  16. ben-e-fish'al, adj. useful; advantageous: (law) enjoying the usufruct of property.--adj. BENEF'IC, of good influence astrologically: beneficent, kindly.--adv. BENEFIC'IALLY.--ns. BENEFIC'IALNESS; BENEFIC'IARY, a legal term to denote a person who enjoys, or has the prospect of enjoying, any interest or estate held in trust by others. [L. beneficium.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Advantageous; (Law) of, having, the usufruct of property. Hence beneficially adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Advantageous, conferring benefits, profitable; helpful, medicinal. Complete Dictionary
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