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appointee

[uh-poin-tee, ap-oin-tee]
noun
  1. a person who is appointed.
  2. a beneficiary under a legal appointment.
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Origin of appointee

1720–30; appoint + -ee, as translation of French appointé
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Related Words for appointees

representative, delegate

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British Dictionary definitions for appointees

appointee

noun
  1. a person who is appointed
  2. property law a person to whom property is granted under a power of appointment
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Word Origin and History for appointees

appointee

n.

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

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