something that provides an advantage or gain
an enhancement of property value, enjoyment of facilities, or increase in general prosperity arising from a public improvement
a benefit to the community at large resulting from a public improvement
a benefit from a public improvement that directly enhances the value of particular property and is not shared by the community at large NOTE: In proceedings for a partial taking for the purpose of a public improvement, the condemning authority may use a special benefit to the remaining land as a set-off against the landowner's damages for the taking.
in the civil law of Louisiana
a right esp. that serves to limit a person's liability
benefit of dis·cus·sion
the right of a surety being sued to compel the suing creditor to sue the principal first
benefit of di·vi·sion
the right of a surety being sued to compel the suing creditor to also sue the cosureties
the right of the surety to be liable only for his or her proportionate share of the debt
benefit of inventory
the right of an heir to be held liable for the debts of the estate only to the extent of the assets in the estate NOTE: The heir obtains the benefit of inventory by having a qualified public officer (as a notary public) make an inventory of the assets in the estate within the time period set by statute.
financial help in time of disability, sickness, old age, or unemployment
payment or service provided for under an annuity, pension plan, or insurance policy see also death benefit