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donee

[ doh-nee ]
/ doʊˈni /
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noun Law.
a person to whom a gift is made.
a person who has a power of appointment in property.
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Origin of donee

First recorded in 1515–25; don(or) + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for donee

donee
/ (dəʊˈniː) /

noun law
a person who receives a gift
a person to whom a power of appointment is given

Word Origin for donee

C16: from don (or) + -ee
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