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  1. a person who is transferred or removed, as from one place to another.
  2. Law. a person to whom a transfer is made, as of property.
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Origin of transferee

First recorded in 1730–40; transfer + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for transferee


  1. property law a person to whom property is transferred
  2. a person who is transferred
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Word Origin and History for transferee


1590s, "one who is transferred;" 1736 as "one to whom a transfer is made;" from transfer (v.) + -ee.

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