incidental beneficiary

A person to whom the benefits of a contract accrue merely as an incident to the performance of the contract. A person for whose benefit a contract is made may maintain an action thereon. It must definitely appear, however, that the contract was made for his benefit; it is not sufficient that he is merely an incidental beneficiary. Shapiro Bros. Factors Corp. v Automobile Ins. Co. (DC NJ) 40 F Supp 1.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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