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assignee

[uh-sahy-nee, as-uh-nee] /ə saɪˈni, ˌæs əˈni/
noun, Law.
1.
a person to whom some right or interest is transferred, either for his or her own enjoyment or in trust.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English assigne < Middle French, noun use of past participle of assigner to assign; see -ee
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assignee

/ˌæsaɪˈniː/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for assignee
assignee
early 15c., "one who is appointed to act for another," from O.Fr. assigne, pp. of assigner (see assign).
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