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addressee

[ ad-re-see, uh-dre-see ]
/ ˌæd rɛˈsi, ə drɛˈsi /
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noun
the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is addressed.
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Origin of addressee

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; address + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for addressee

addressee
/ (ˌædrɛˈsiː) /

noun
a person or organization to whom a letter, parcel, etc, is addressed
a person who is addressed in conversation, a speech, a poem, etc
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