[ pey-ee ]
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  1. 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


/ (peɪˈiː) /

  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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