Beneficial definition

bĕnə-fĭshəl
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(law) Involving the receipt of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or trust.
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The definition of beneficial is something that has a positive effect or achieves a good result.

An example of beneficial is the type of impact on the economy when good news about unemployment is released.

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Recycling and reusing garbage can be beneficial to the environment.

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Organisms that are beneficial to a human endeavor, especially insects that are predators of pests.
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A right or interest that derives from something other than legal title. See estate, interest, owner, use, and equitable.
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(law) For one's own benefit.

Beneficial interest.

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Producing benefits; advantageous; favorable.
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Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous.

A trade agreement beneficial to all countries.

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Receiving benefit.
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Origin of beneficial

  • Middle English from Old French beneficial from Late Latin beneficiālis from Latin beneficium benefit benefice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin beneficiālis (“beneficial”), from Latin beneficium (“benefit, favor, kindness”).

    From Wiktionary