- a person to whom some right or interest is transferred, either for his or her own enjoyment or in trust.
Origin of assignee
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Examples from the Web for assignee
I 'll make better terms for him than he 'll get by the assignee under the court.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
And no one, unless he has such an interest transferred to him, is an assignee.Practical Pointers for Patentees
Act the fifth and last, winding up the scene: Enter the assignee.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
The court held that the assignee should have the benefit of the covenant.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The firm publishing (p. 316)the book was in the hands of an assignee.The Building of a Book
- law a person to whom some right, interest, or property is transferred
- Australian history a convict who had undergone assignment
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Word Origin and History for assignee
early 15c., "one who is appointed to act for another," from Old French assigne, past participle of assignier (see assign).
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