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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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Examples for appointees
  • These appointees rarely had prior experience in postal service and mail delivery.
  • All appointees to this distinction have taken place at the rank of baron.
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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 appointees

appointee

n.

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

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