Beneficial

  • 1beneficial — ben·e·fi·cial /ˌbe nə fi shəl/ adj 1: providing benefits or advantages 2: receiving or entitling one to receive an advantage, benefit, or use a beneficial shareholder a beneficial estate ben·e·fi·cial·ly / shə lē/ adv …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Beneficial — Ben e*fi cial, a. [Cf. F. b[ e]n[ e]ficial, LL. beneficialis.] 1. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; followed by to. [1913 Webster] The war which would have been most… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3beneficial — beneficial, advantageous, profitable are applied to what brings good or gain. Beneficial refers to what promotes health or well being; advantageous, to what more directly conduces to relative superiority or subserves a desirable end; profitable,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4beneficial — (del lat. «beneficiālis») adj. De [los] beneficios eclesiásticos. * * * beneficial. (Del lat. beneficiālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo a beneficios eclesiásticos …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 5beneficial — (adj.) mid 15c., helpful, advantageous, from M.Fr. bénéficial and directly from L. beneficialis pertaining to a favor, from beneficium (see BENEFICE (Cf. benefice)). Related: Beneficially …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6beneficial — [ben΄ə fish′əl] adj. [ME < OFr < LL beneficialis < L benefacere: see BENEFACTION] 1. producing benefits; advantageous; favorable 2. receiving benefit 3. Law for one s own benefit [beneficial interest] beneficially adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7Beneficial — (v. lat.), was zu einer Pfründe gehört …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8bénéficial — bénéficial, ale [benefisjal] adj. ÉTYM. 1369; lat. beneficialis, de beneficium. ❖ ♦ Vx ou hist. Qui concerne les bénéfices ecclésiastiques. || Matières bénéficiales. || Cause bénéficiale. || Revenus bénéficiaux. 0 Ce fut lui qui crut que Sénèque… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9bénéficial — bénéficial, ale (bé né fi si al , a l ) adj. Qui concerne les bénéfices ecclésiastiques. Les revenus bénéficiaux. •   Ce fut lui qui crut que Sénèque dans ses livres des bénéfices avait traité à plein fond des matières bénéficiales, BALZ. 2e disc …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10bénéficial — BÉNÉFICIAL, ALE. adj. Qui concerne les Bénéfices. Ce mot n est guère d usage que dans cette phrase, Matière Bénéficiale. Être savant dans les matières Bénéficiales …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 11beneficial — adj. 2 g. Do benefício (eclesiástico) ou a ele relativo …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 12beneficial — [adj] advantageous benign, constructive, favorable, favoring, gainful, good, good for what ails you*, healthful, helpful, profitable, propitious, salubrious, salutary, serviceable, toward, useful, valuable, what the doctor ordered*, wholesome,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13beneficial — (Del lat. beneficiālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo a beneficios eclesiásticos …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 14beneficial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ favourable or advantageous. DERIVATIVES beneficially adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15beneficial — Tending to the benefit of a person; yielding a profit, advantage, or benefit; enjoying or entitled to a benefit or profit. This term is applied both to estates (as a beneficial interest ) and to persons (as the beneficial owner ) @ beneficial… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16beneficial — Tending to the benefit of a person; yielding a profit, advantage, or benefit; enjoying or entitled to a benefit or profit. This term is applied both to estates (as a beneficial interest ) and to persons (as the beneficial owner ) @ beneficial… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17beneficial — adj. 1) beneficial for, to (beneficial to health) 2) beneficial to + inf. (it would be beneficial to keep abreast of developments in Asia) * * * [ˌbenɪ fɪʃ(ə)l] to (beneficial to health) beneficial for beneficial to + inf. (it would be beneficial …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18beneficial — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ Some alternative treatments may prove highly beneficial. ▪ consider sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, very …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19beneficial — ben|e|fi|cial [ ,benə fıʃl ] adjective ** something that is beneficial has a good effect or influence on someone or something: One or two glasses of wine a day can be beneficial. The relationship was mutually beneficial (=helped both sides).… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20beneficial */*/ — UK [ˌbenɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌbenəˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adjective something that is beneficial has a good effect or influence on someone or something One or two glasses of wine a day can be beneficial. The relationship was mutually beneficial (= helped both… …

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