1. a person to whom another is obligated or bound.
  2. a person to whom a bond is given.
a person who is under obligation for a favor, service, or benefit.

Origin of obligee

First recorded in 1565–75; oblige + -ee
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a person in whose favour an obligation, contract, or bond is created; creditor
a person who receives a bond
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Word Origin and History for obligee

"person to whom another is bound by contract," 1570s, from oblige + -ee.

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