assignee

assignee

[uh-sahy-nee, as-uh-nee]
noun Law.
a person to whom some right or interest is transferred, either for his or her own enjoyment or in trust.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English assigne < Middle French, noun use of past participle of assigner to assign; see -ee

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assignee (ˌæsaɪˈniː)
 
n
1.  law a person to whom some right, interest, or property is transferred
2.  (Austral) history a convict who had undergone assignment

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