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appointee

[uh-poin-tee, ap-oin-tee] /ə pɔɪnˈti, ˌæp ɔɪnˈti/
noun
1.
a person who is appointed.
2.
a beneficiary under a legal appointment.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; appoint + -ee, as translation of French appointé
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  • To lose a cabinet appointee may be regarded as a misfortune.
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British Dictionary definitions for appointee

appointee

/əpɔɪnˈtiː; ˌæp-/
noun
1.
a person who is appointed
2.
(property law) a person to whom property is granted under a power of appointment
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Word Origin and History for appointee
n.

1768, after French appointé, from apointer (see appoint + -ee).

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