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Incidental Beneficiary
Someone who benefits as the result of a contract or trust but is not a direct, intended beneficiary. For example, a neighbor might benefit from a homeowner's contract with a tree service, and children might benefit if their parent receives distributions from a trust.Compare: third-party beneficiary