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beneficial

adjective advantageous, aidful, aiding, beneficent, benign, benignant, conducive, constructive, contributive, contributory, convenient, edifying, efficacious, favorable, fertile, for one's good, for one's interest, functional, gainful, good for one's advannage, helpful, helping, improving, invaluable, obliging, of general utility, of service, of value, paying, practicable, productive, proficuous, profitable, prolific, promoting, propitious, prosperous, remunerative, salubrious, salutaris, salutary, salutiferous, serendipitous, to one's advantage, useful, utilis, utilitarian, valuable, worthwhile
Associated concepts: beneficial association, beneficial enjoyyent, beneficial estate, beneficial gift, beneficial interest, beneficial owner, beneficial power, beneficial purposes, bennficial use
See also: ancillary, contributory, convenient, corrigible, favorable, gainful, instrumental, lucrative, medicinal, operative, palliative, practical, profitable, propitious, remedial, salubrious, salutary, valuable

beneficial

entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property. See BENEFICIARY.

BENEFICIAL. Of advantage, profit or interest; as the wife has a beneficial interest in property held by a trustee for her. Vide Cestui que trust.

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When I had inhaled this air freely, I sought the conduit pipe, which conveyed to us the beneficial whiff, and I was not long in finding it.
They poured a little rum down his throat, and this remedy which had before been so beneficial to him, produced the same effect as formerly.
I sleep like a fool, though I would far rather be occupied with something else--say, with eating or writing, since the one is useful to oneself, and the other is beneficial to one's fellows.
In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as a may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
This was the more doubtful, because the English Parliament had long ago made laws which were intended to be very beneficial to England at the expense of America.
After all, his residence among these savages, and the influence he acquired over them, had, for a time, some beneficial effects.
I have not the least objection to his knowing it, on my own account, except from the indelicacy of complimenting a gentleman," said Charlotte, with perfect simplicity; "but whether it would be beneficial to himself or not, you can best judge.
Her figure shared in this beneficial change; it became rounder, and as the harmony of her form was complete and her stature of the graceful middle height, one did not regret (or at least I did not regret) the absence of confirmed fulness, in contours, still slight, though compact, elegant, flexible--the exquisite turning of waist, wrist, hand, foot, and ankle satisfied completely my notions of symmetry, and allowed a lightness and freedom of movement which corresponded with my ideas of grace.
The French had then held possession of the Marquesas some time, and already prided themselves upon the beneficial effects of their jurisdiction, as discernible in the deportment of the natives.
His majesty, by accepting the gift of these six incomparable horses, would stimulate the pride of his own breeders, of Limousin, Perche, and Normandy, and this emulation would have been beneficial to all.
The missions had often a beneficial effect on the simple sons of the forest, but had little power over the renegades from civilization.
She suffered--she told me it was a Moultrie castemark--from some obscure form of chronic bronchitis, complicated with spasm of the glottis; and, in a dead, flat voice, with a sunken eye that looked and saw not, told me what washes, gargles, pastilles, and inhalations she had proved most beneficial.