- a person to whom a gift is made.
- a person who has a power of appointment in property.
Origin of donee
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Examples from the Web for donee
In order for a gift to be effective there must be a giver or donor, and a receiver or donee.The Harp of God
J. F. Rutherford
The title to the property passes to the purchaser or donee at once or at some future stipulated time.
In making presents, as after returning from war, the donor can mention the name of the donee.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))
James Owen Dorsey
The grant is without consideration: the donee is merely described, to prevent the donation from going to a wrong person.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
For this they allowed him, with the consent of the Donee, the church perquisites, then worth about 12 per annum.Lays and Legends of the English Lake Country
John Pagen White
- a person who receives a gift
- a person to whom a power of appointment is given
C16: from don (or) + -ee
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Word Origin and History for donee
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