noun Law.

a person to whom a gift is made.
a person who has a power of appointment in property.

Origin of donee

First recorded in 1515–25; don(or) + -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Word Origin and History for donee

1520s; see donor + -ee.

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