beneficial interest
beneficial interest see interest 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

beneficial interest
index claim (right)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


beneficial interest
n.
In trusts, the benefit or profit from the use of property enjoyed by a beneficiary who has an equitable interest in it, as opposed to the legal title held by a trustee.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


beneficial interest
The right of a party to some profit, distribution, or benefit from a contract or trust. A beneficial interest is distinguished from the rights of someone like a trustee or official who has responsibility to manage the assets, but does not share in the benefits.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

beneficial interest
An interest in the enjoyment or benefit of property. This is separate from the legal ownership of the property and a legal owner is not necessarily entitled to the benefit of the property. There may be more than one beneficial owner of property, just as there may be more than one legal owner.
The legal owner may hold the legal interest on trust for the beneficial owner.
A beneficial interest is sometimes called an equitable interest.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


beneficial interest
Profits or advantages from property derived from the terms of a trust agreement.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


beneficial interest
Profits or advantages from property derived from the terms of a trust agreement.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

beneficial interest
n.
   the right of a party to some profit, distribution, or benefit from a contract or trust. A beneficial interest is distinguished from the rights of someone like a trustee or official who has responsibility to perform and/or title to the assets but does not share in the benefits.
   See also: contract, trust

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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