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Benefit

Ben´e`fit
n.1.An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
2.Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
Men have no right to what is not for their benefit.
- Burke.
3.A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
4.Beneficence; liberality.
5.Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
Benefit of clergy
(Law) See under Clergy.
v. t.1.To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
[imp. & p. p. Benefited; p. pr. & vb. n. Benefitting.]
I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
- Jer. xviii. 10.
v. i.1.To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
Noun1.Benefitbenefit - financial assistance in time of need
2.benefit - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
Synonyms: welfare
3.benefit - a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
Verb1.benefit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
Synonyms: profit, gain
2.benefit - be beneficial for; "This will do you good"
Synonyms: do good

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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