Ben`e*fi"ci*a*ry (&?;), a. [Cf. F.
bénéficiaire, LL. beneficiarius.]
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.
2. Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary
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.