without (the) benefit of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of without (the) benefit of

:without the help of (something or someone)
  • The band had to perform without benefit of a rehearsal.
  • He was able to learn a great deal without the benefit of formal schooling.

Word by Word Definitions

benefit play
  1. : something that produces good or helpful results or effects or that promotes well-being : advantage

  2. : useful aid : help

  3. : financial help in time of sickness, old age, or unemployment

  1. : to be useful or profitable to

  2. : to receive help or an advantage : to receive benefit


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