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beneficiary

noun [C] uk   /ˌben.ɪˈfɪʃ.ər.i/ us    /-i.er.i/
a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else: Her wife was the chief beneficiary of her will.
Translations of “beneficiary”
in Chinese (Traditional) 受益人…
in Russian лицо, к выгоде которого что-либо происходит…
in Turkish düşkün, yardıma muhtaç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受益人…
in Polish beneficjent/ka, spadkobier-ca/czyni…
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