Ben`e*fi"cial (?), a. [Cf. F. b'en'eficial, LL. beneficialis.]
Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to.
The war which would have been most beneficial to us.
Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.
[Obs.] "A beneficial
Syn. -- See Advantage.
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