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[gran-tee, grahn-]
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  1. the receiver of a grant.
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Origin of grantee

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at grant, -ee
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Related Words for grantee

heir, recipient, beneficiary, dependent, scion, successor, inheritor, possessor, receiver, payee, devisee, grantee, donee, assignee, stipendiary, legatee, heiress, customer, target, collector

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British Dictionary definitions for grantee


  1. law a person to whom a grant is made
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Word Origin and History for grantee


late 15c., from grant (n.) + -ee.

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