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conferree

[kon-fuh-ree] /ˌkɒn fəˈri/
noun
1.

conferee

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[kon-fuh-ree] /ˌkɒn fəˈri/
noun
1.
a person on whom something is conferred, especially the recipient of an academic degree.
2.
a person, group, etc., that confers or takes part in a conference.
Origin of conferee
1765-1775
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75; confer + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for conferree

conferee

/ˌkɒnfɜːˈriː/
noun
1.
a person who takes part in a conference
2.
a person on whom an honour or gift is conferred
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