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benefit

1) n. any profit or acquired right or privilege, primarily through a contract. 2) in worker's compensation the term "benefit" is the insurance payment resulting from a fatal accident on the job, while "compensation" is for injury without death. 3) in income taxation, anything that brings economic gain. 4) "fringe benefits" are rights from employment other than salary or wages, including health or disability insurance. 5) v. to gain a benefit. (See: contract)

benefit

(Betterment), noun accommodation, assistance, avail, behoof, benefaction, comfort, enjoyment, expediency, gain, good, gratification, interest, pleasure, profit, promotion, relief, return, satisfaction, solace, success, succor, usufruct, utility, utilization, welfare, well-being, worth
Associated concepts: beneficial use, benefit of clergy, benefit of counsel, benefit of creditors, benefit of estate, benefit of the bargain, benefit of third person
Foreign phrases: In favorabilibus magis attenditur quod prodest quam quod nocet.In things favored, what is beneeicial is more regarded than what is harmful. Privatum innommodum publico bono pensatur. Private inconvenience is compensated for by public benefit.

benefit

(Conferment), noun aid, award, benefaction, beneficience, benevolence, bequest, bestowal, bonus, boon, charity, compensation, contribution, courtesy, devise, donation, endowment, favor, gift, good turn, kindness, largess, legacy, liberality, oblation, offering, offertory, philanthropy, present, presentation, remittance, reward, subsidy, subvention
Associated concepts: benefit certificate
Foreign phrases: Invito beneficium non datur.A benefit is not conferred upon a person against his will. Privilegium est beneficium personale, et extinguitur cum persona. A privilege is a personal benefit, and is extinguished with the death of the person. Omnes licentiam habere his quae pro se indulta sunt, renunciare. All are free to reeounce those privileges which have been allowed for their benefit.
See also: accommodate, advantage, aid, assistance, avail, behalf, bonus, capitalize, contribution, dividend, donation, edge, edification, endowment, favor, function, gain, gift, grant, help, largess, organize, output, preference, prerogative, priority, privilege, proceeds, profit, promote, promotion, realize, reap, recourse, reward, service, use, utility, value, welfare, worth

BENEFIT. This word is used in the same sense as gain (q. v.) and profits. (q. v.) 20 Toull. n. 199.

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If he's not 100 per cent sure, the benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman.
After five days, Salonga responded to De Leon's reaction to her tweet: Hi, Tito Joey, I'll take this to mean that you're at least giving me the benefit of the doubt.
It was a mistake, he has made the admission of that and, once he has made his apology, I think the British people are good enough to give someone who has actually been a role model for young people and has done well fighting for our country, gone into very difficult situations with bravery, I think they will give him the benefit of the doubt.
In other words, Rule 153 dictates that the guilty party must always be given the benefit of the doubt over the innocent one.
While most employers would prefer to give its employees the benefit of the doubt that they are all adhering to corporate policies and procedures, organizations would be penny-wise and pound-foolish in thinking that the ongoing Internet abuse issues in corporate America don't affect them.
Asked what could be the motive behind the delay in the submission of the documents, Angara said, "Well sa ngayon, we're till giving them the benefit of the doubt pero 'yun nga medyo nawawalan na kami ng pasensya dito (For now, we're still giving them the benefit of the doubt, but we're losing our patience).
The prosecution was failed to prove the case therefore the Judge gave the accused benefit of the doubt.
and I think the British are good enough to give someone who has been a role model for young people and has done well fighting for our country the benefit of the doubt.
The manager said: "We will give the benefit of the doubt for once, twice, three times, four, maybe five times, maybe even six, maybe even seven.
But after giving him the benefit of the doubt I have to question some of the tactics he's using as our manager.
Supreme Court, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said Monday that trial judges deserve the benefit of the doubt in overseeing jury selection in their courtrooms.
It's hard, I know, but I do think you need to let this one go and give your wife the benefit of the doubt.