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obligee

[ob-li-jee]
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noun
  1. Law.
    1. a person to whom another is obligated or bound.
    2. a person to whom a bond is given.
  2. a person who is under obligation for a favor, service, or benefit.

Origin of obligee

First recorded in 1565–75; oblige + -ee
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Examples from the Web for obligee

Historical Examples

  • An obligee of a common money bond can, since the date of the Judicature Act, obtain summary judgment under O. xiv.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2

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  • Such a bond, if the obligee has exacted unconscionable terms, may be set aside.


British Dictionary definitions for obligee

obligee

noun
  1. a person in whose favour an obligation, contract, or bond is created; creditor
  2. a person who receives a bond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for obligee

n.

"person to whom another is bound by contract," 1570s, from oblige + -ee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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