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conferee

or con·fer·ree

[ kon-fuh-ree ]
/ ˌkɒn fəˈri /
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noun

a person on whom something is conferred, especially the recipient of an academic degree.
a person, group, etc., that confers or takes part in a conference.

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Origin of conferee

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; confer + -ee
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conferee

conferree

/ (ˌkɒnfɜːˈriː) /

noun

a person who takes part in a conference
a person on whom an honour or gift is conferred
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