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[doh-nee] /doʊˈni/
noun, Law.
a person to whom a gift is made.
a person who has a power of appointment in property.
Origin of donee
1515-25; don(or) + -ee Unabridged
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Examples from the web for donee
  • If this wounds you, let the donee know that there are conditions attached to the gift, and give them a chance to turn it down.
  • Payment must be by check issued by the eligible donee organization.
  • The donor is responsible for requesting and obtaining the written acknowledgement from the donee.
  • When the property is received, staff will call and notify the donee that it is available.
British Dictionary definitions for donee


noun (law)
a person who receives a gift
a person to whom a power of appointment is given
Word Origin
C16: from don(or) + -ee
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Word Origin and History for donee

1520s; see donor + -ee.

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