AskDefine | Define beneficial

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beneficial adj
1 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" [syn: good]
2 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" [syn: good, salutary]

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beneficium "benefit".


  1. Helpful or good to something or someone.


helpful or good to something or someone

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Beneficial Bank is a full-service bank that provides financial services including personal and business accounts as well as mortgages to the Philadelphia area, including the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. The bank has over 70 branches in their service area.

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