Beneficial Definition

Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous.
A trade agreement beneficial to all countries.
American Heritage
Producing benefits; advantageous; favorable.
Webster's New World
Involving the receipt of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or trust.
American Heritage
Receiving benefit.
Webster's New World
For one's own benefit.
Beneficial interest.
Webster's New World
Organisms that are beneficial to a human endeavor, especially insects that are predators of pests.
American Heritage

A right or interest that derives from something other than legal title. See estate, interest, owner, use, and equitable.

Webster's New World Law
  • health-preserving
  • health-enhancing

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

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