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signee

[sahy-nee, sahy-nee] /saɪˈni, ˈsaɪ ni/
noun
1.
a person who signs a document, register, etc.; signer; signatory:
a signee of the Declaration of Independence.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; sign + -ee
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Examples from the web for signee
  • Projects as a free-agent signee with an outside shot as a late-round selection.
  • The event organizer shall leave a notification letter with each signee.
  • The signee must have access to the underlying records and the legal authority to bind the company.
Word Origin and History for signee
n.

1953, from sign (v.) + -ee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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