legatee

[ leg-uh-tee ]
/ ˌlɛg əˈti /

noun

a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed.

Nearby words

  1. legally,
  2. leganés,
  3. legaspi,
  4. legaspi, miguel lópez de,
  5. legate,
  6. legatine,
  7. legation,
  8. legationary,
  9. legato,
  10. legator

Origin of legatee

1670–80; < Latin lēgāt(us) (see legate) + -ee

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legatee

/ (ˌlɛɡəˈtiː) /

noun

a person to whom a legacy is bequeathedCompare devisee
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