Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)

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Alternate forms of Assignee

Derivations: assign

Hypernyms: party, receiver, recipient

Origin of the word Assignee

  1. early 15c., "one who is appointed to act for another," from O.Fr. assigne, pp. of assigner (see assign). more

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