[uh-poin-tee, ap-oin-tee]


a person who is appointed.
a beneficiary under a legal appointment.

Origin of appointee

1720–30; appoint + -ee, as translation of French appointé Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for appointee

representative, delegate

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a person who is appointed
property law a person to whom property is granted under a power of appointment
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Word Origin and History for appointee

1768, after French appointé, from apointer (see appoint + -ee).

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