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Definition for: BENEFICIARY

beneficiary
(a.) Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
(a.) Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.
(n.) A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
(n.) One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate.