|a.||1.||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.
|2.||(Law) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.|
|Adj.||1.||beneficial - promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"|
|2.||beneficial - tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"|