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designee

[dez-ig-nee] /ˌdɛz ɪgˈni/
noun
1.
a person selected or designated to carry out a duty or role:
If the judge is unavailable, his designee will hear the case.
2.
a person named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed:
She’s the CEO designee.
Origin of designee
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; design(ate) + -ee
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  • The second is more constant; as being Regulated by some desire, and designee.

    Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
  • The Bank of England gave to its depositors the service of paying annually to a designee without further order.

  • A designee of the king will inspect and seal cloth with lead to prevent deceit.

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