Definition of beneficial
- a beneficial owner of securities
- a beneficial interest in an estate
He hopes the new drug will prove beneficial to many people.
Regular exercise has many beneficial health effects.
They have a relationship that is beneficial to both of them.
Some insects are harmful but others are beneficial.
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