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beneficial

[ben-uh-fish-uhl]
adjective
1.
conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine.
2.
Law.
a.
helpful in the meeting of needs: a beneficial association.
b.
involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds: a beneficial owner.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin beneficiālis, equivalent to Latin benefici(um) kindness (see benefice) + -ālis -al1

beneficially, adverb
beneficialness, noun
nonbeneficial, adjective
nonbeneficially, adverb
nonbeneficialness, noun
quasi-beneficial, adjective
quasi-beneficially, adverb
unbeneficial, adjective
unbeneficially, adverb
unbeneficialness, noun

beneficent, beneficial, benevolent.


1. salutary, wholesome, serviceable, useful, favorable, profitable.


1. harmful.
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beneficial (ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəl)
 
adj
1.  (sometimes foll by to) causing a good result; advantageous
2.  law entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property: a beneficial interest in land
 
[C15: from Late Latin beneficiālis, from Latin beneficium kindness]
 
bene'ficially
 
adv

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beneficial
late 15c., "helpful, advantageous," from Fr. bénéficial, from L. beneficialis "pertaining to a favor," from beneficium (see benefice).
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