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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ben·e·fi·cia·ry /ˌbɛnəˈfɪʃiˌɛri, ˈfɪʃ(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ben·e·fi·ci·a·ry a.
 1. Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
    A feudatory or beneficiary king of England.   --Bacon.
 2. Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ben·e·fi·ci·a·ry, n.; pl. Beneficiaries
 1. A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
 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.
    The rich men will be offering sacrifice to their Deity whose beneficiaries they are.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]