Even when we are not the addressee but a later reader, they make us feel that we are members of a fortunate audience.
He wrote home on the now famous postcards that inform the addressee that, on such and such a date, the sender was alive and well.
However, many had to be marked, "addressee no longer with the army detachment."
Yes, if you or I, or any other reasonable being, were the addressee.
The envelope had been torn in such manner that the name of the addressee was lacking.
This syndicate did not undertake to deliver a letter direct to an addressee.
Don't deliver this letter to any person other than the addressee, Mr. Postman.
Telegrams sent prepaid to Mancos, Colo., will be phoned to addressee at park office.
But as no envelopes had been preserved they gave no clue to where the addressee had been at the time.
Once posted, a letter becomes the property of the Crown until it reaches the hands of the addressee.
One to whom something is addressed. E.g. "The To, CC, and BCC headers list the addressees of the e-mail message". Normally an addressee will eventually be a recipient, unless there is a failure at some point (an e-mail "bounces") or the message is redirected to a different addressee.