Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person to whom something is pledged.
  • n. A person with whom something is deposited as a pledge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who receives a pledge

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The one to whom a pledge is given, or to whom property pledged is delivered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The person to whom anything is pledged.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge

Etymologies

pledge +‎ -ee (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The point that this particular 'pledgee' endured several 'attacks' by her future 'sorors' and never reported it until after she was initiated as a member.

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  • In this case the pledgee is bound to use ordinary diligence in guarding the thing pledged.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • The Servian action is that by which a landlord sues for his tenant's property, over which he has a right in the nature of mortgage as security for his rent; the quasi-Servian is a similar remedy, open to every pledgee or hypothecary creditor.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • But beyond the pledgee and the sequester (a receiver appointed by the court) these exceptions are unimportant and disputed.

    The Common Law

  • But the law was otherwise as to a [244] pledgee, if he had kept the pledge with his own goods, and the two were stolen together.

    The Common Law

  • Tradition explains the ceremonies in this way: in the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!

    The Prince and the Pauper; a tale for young people of all ages

  • In the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee, the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!

    The Prince and the Pauper, Part 9.

  • Pledged Shares may only be tendered with the consent of the relevant pledgee.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Pledged Registered Option Rights may only be tendered with the consent of the relevant pledgee.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Under Turkish law, in order to establish a pledge over moveable assets, physical possession of such assets shall be transferred to the pledgee in order to perfect the pledge.

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