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 for Beneficial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beneficial \Ben`e*fi"cial\, a. [Cf. F. b['e]n['e]ficial, LL.
     1. Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful;
        advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end;
        -- followed by to.
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              The war which would have been most beneficial to us.
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     2. (Law) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive,
        advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an
        estate. --Kent.
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     3. King. [Obs.] "A beneficial foe." --B. Jonson.
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     Syn: See Advantage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: beneficial, good]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "beneficial":
     advantageous, aidful, appropriate, auspicious, banausic,
     benevolent, benign, bon, bonny, bracing, braw, bueno, capital,
     cogent, commendable, commodious, conducive, constitutional,
     constructive, contributory, effective, efficacious, elegant,
     employable, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous,
     favorable, fine, fitting, functional, furthersome, good, good for,
     goodly, grand, health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful,
     healthy, helpful, hygeian, hygienic, invigorating, kind, laudable,
     nice, noble, of general utility, of help, of service, of use,
     pleasant, positive, practical, pragmatical, profitable, proper,
     refreshing, regal, remedial, royal, salubrious, salutary, sanitary,
     serviceable, skillful, sound, splendid, supportive, therapeutic,
     tonic, useful, utilitarian, valid, very good, virtuous,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BENEFICIAL. Of advantage, profit or interest; as the wife has a beneficial 
  interest in property held by a trustee for her. Vide Cestui que trust. 

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