An example of beneficial is the type of impact on the economy when good news about unemployment is released.
- producing benefits; advantageous; favorable
- receiving benefit
- Law for one's own benefit: beneficial interest
Origin of beneficialMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Late Latin beneficialis ; from Classical Latin benefacere: see benefaction
- Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous: a trade agreement beneficial to all countries.
- Law Involving the receipt of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or trust.
Origin of beneficialMiddle English, from Old French beneficial, from Late Latin benefici&amacron;lis, from Latin beneficium, benefit; see benefice.
(comparative more beneficial, superlative most beneficial)
From Late Latin beneficiālis (“beneficial”), from Latin beneficium (“benefit, favor, kindness”).