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payee

[pey-ee] /peɪˈi/
noun
1.
a person to whom a check, money, etc., is payable.
Origin of payee
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; pay1 + -ee
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payee

/peɪˈiː/
noun
1.
the person to whom a cheque, money order, etc, is made out
2.
a person to whom money is paid or due
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Word Origin and History for payee
n.

1758, from pay (v.) + -ee.

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