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payee

[ pey-ee ]
/ peɪˈi /
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noun

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

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Origin of payee

First recorded in 1750–60; pay1 + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for payee

payee
/ (peɪˈiː) /

noun

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