beneficially


beneficially

adjective

  1. conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine.
  2. Law.
    1. helpful in the meeting of needs: a beneficial association.
    2. involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds: a beneficial owner.

adjective

  1. (sometimes foll by to) causing a good result; advantageous
  2. law entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of propertya beneficial interest in land
adj.

mid-15c., “helpful, advantageous,” from Middle French bénéficial and directly from Latin beneficialis “pertaining to a favor,” from beneficium (see benefice). Related: Beneficially.

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