Beneficiary and Recipient

Beneficiary

A beneficiary (also, in trust law, cestui que use) in the broadest sense is a natural person or other legal entity who receives money or other benefits from a benefactor.

beneficiary adj : having or arising from a benefice; "a beneficiary baron" n 1: the recipient of funds or other benefits [syn: {donee}] 2: the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause [syn: {benefactive role}]

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "beneficiary": allottee, almsman, almswoman, annuitant, assign, assignee, benefice-holder, cestui, cestui que trust, cestui que use, deedholder, devisee, donee, feoffee, feudatory, grantee, householder, incumbent, laird, landlady, landlord, legatary, legatee, lord, master, mesne, mesne lord, mistress, owner, patentee, pensionary, pensioner, proprietary, proprietor, proprietress, proprietrix, rentier, resident, residentiary, squire, stipendiary, titleholder

Beneficiary \Ben`e*fi"ci*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Beneficiaries}. 1. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] The rich men will be offering sacrifice to their Deity whose beneficiaries they are. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Beneficiary \Ben`e*fi"ci*a*ry\, a. [Cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficiaire, LL. beneficiarius.] 1. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession. [1913 Webster] A feudatory or beneficiary king of England. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts. [1913 Webster]

Recipient

The MTV Australia Awards (previously known as the MTV Australia Video Music Awards or AVMA's) started in 2005 and is Australia's first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts.

recipient n 1: a person who gets something [syn: {receiver}] 2: the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause [syn: {recipient role}]

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "recipient": accepter, acquirer, addressee, admissible, admissive, admissory, audience, auditor, beholder, beneficiary, consignee, getter, hearer, heir, heiress, holder, hospitable, imbibitory, ingestive, intromissive, intromittent, invitatory, inviting, legatee, listener, looker, obtainer, open, payee, procurer, receivable, receiver, receiving, receptible, receptive, spectator, taker, trustee, viewer, welcoming

Recipient \Re*cip"i*ent\ (r[-e]*s[i^]p"[i^]*ent), n. [L. recipiens, -entis, receiving, p. pr. of recipere to receive: cf. F. r['e]cipient. See {Receive}.] A receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still. [1913 Webster]

Recipient \Re*cip"i*ent\, a. Receiving; receptive. [1913 Webster]

recipient One who receives; receiver. E.g. "No recipient of the {e-mail} message will know about the other {addressees} who were listed in the {BCC} header." (2000-03-22)

Data Sources:

  • beneficiary: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • beneficiary: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • beneficiary: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • beneficiary: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • recipient: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • recipient: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • recipient: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • recipient: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • recipient: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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