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[gran-ter, grahn-, gran-tawr, grahn-] /ˈgræn tər, ˈgrɑn-, grænˈtɔr, grɑn-/
a person or organization that makes a grant.
Origin of grantor
1620-30; < Anglo-French; see grant, -or2 Unabridged
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  • Your university's sponsored-programs office may be another source of guidance on how to understand the grantor's agenda.
  • However, a grantor may revoke such a trust in whole or in part only if he/she has reserved the right.
  • Joint liability of grantor and grantee for unpaid common expenses.
  • Because this type of trust is revocable, it is treated as a grantor type trust for tax purposes.
  • The grantor must be the owner or have legal right to the property or be otherwise qualified to transfer it.
British Dictionary definitions for grantor


/ɡrɑːnˈtɔː; ˈɡrɑːntə/
(law) a person who makes a grant
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Word Origin and History for grantor

1620s, from Anglo-French grantor, agent noun from granter (see grant). Native form granter (n.) is attested from c.1400.

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