[ad-re-see, uh-dre-see]
the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is addressed.

1670–80, Americanism; address + -ee Unabridged
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addressee (ˌædrɛˈsiː)
1.  a person or organization to whom a letter, parcel, etc, is addressed
2.  a person who is addressed in conversation, a speech, a poem, etc

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Computing Dictionary

addressee definition

One to whom something is addressed. E.g. "The To, CC, and BCC headers list the addressees of the e-mail message". Normally an addressee will eventually be a recipient, unless there is a failure at some point (an e-mail "bounces") or the message is redirected to a different addressee.

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Example sentences
The firm then turns around and sends a request to the addressee to get the
  delivery details.
In the central panel a family party of three generations toasts the health of
  the addressee.
We propose that employees deliver these shipments without first attempting to
  obtain a signature from the addressee.
The sender's failure to complete the form properly can delay delivery of the
  item or inconvenience the sender and addressee.
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