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legatee

[leg-uh-tee] /ˌlɛg əˈti/
noun
1.
a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin lēgāt(us) (see legate) + -ee
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  • The personal representative must mail a copy of that notice to all creditors and to each heir and legatee.
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legatee

/ˌlɛɡəˈtiː/
noun
1.
a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed Compare devisee
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