|—n , pl -ciaries|
|1.||a person who gains or benefits in some way from something|
|2.||law a person entitled to receive funds or other property under a trust, will, or insurance policy|
|3.||the holder of an ecclesiastical or other benefice|
|4.||(NZ) a person who receives government assistance: social security beneficiary|
|5.||of or relating to a benefice or the holder of a benefice|
The recipient of funds, property, or other benefits from an insurance policy, will, trust, or other settlement.