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abandonee

[ uh-ban-duh-nee ]
/ əˌbæn dəˈni /
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noun
the party to whom a right or property is abandoned by another, especially an insurer to whom a property has been relinquished.
a person who has been abandoned.
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Origin of abandonee

First recorded in 1840–50; abandon1 + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for abandonee

abandonee
/ (əˌbændəˈniː) /

noun
law a person to whom something is formally relinquished, esp an insurer having the right to salvage a wreck
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