Origin of recipient
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- a person who or thing that receives
- a less common word for receptive
C16: via French from Latin recipiēns, from recipere to receive
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Word Origin and History for non-recipient
1550s, from Middle French récipient (16c.) and directly from Latin recipientem (nominative recipiens), present participle of recipere (see receive). As an adjective from 1610s. Related: Recipience; recipiency.
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- Functioning as a receiver; receptive.
- One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
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