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payee

[ pey-ee ]

noun

  1. a person to whom a check, money, etc., is payable.


payee

/ peɪˈiː /

noun

  1. the person to whom a cheque, money order, etc, is made out
  2. a person to whom money is paid or due


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Word History and Origins

Origin of payee1

First recorded in 1750–60; pay 1 + -ee

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Example Sentences

Payees are unlikely to be paid multiple times and Snapchat has only committed to operate the program through the end of this year.

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As the payee was induced to take the note on A's statement of its genuineness, he could not escape payment.

But the insertion by the payee of the words "interest" after the making of a note by authority of maker will not vitiate it.

The payee, a respectable merchant of Richmond, presented it in person, and there was no doubt of its genuineness.

He say he knock hellee outee me allee time I come for payee.

When necessary the name of the payee is also removed and another name inserted.

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