Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A suffix used, chiefly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, or the one to whom an act is done or on whom a right is conferred; as in assignee, donee, alienee, grantee, etc. It is correlative to -or, the agent or doer.

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  • suffix Used to form diminutives.
  • suffix Added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb (ie, to whom or to which an action is done).
  • suffix Less commonly added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the subject of that verb (ie, who or that does an action), especially where a passive sense of the verb is implied.
  • suffix law Used to form words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract involving a person described by the corresponding word ending in -or
  • suffix medicine Used to form words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure
  • suffix Irregularly added to nouns to mean a person somehow associated with the object denoted by the noun.

Etymologies

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Perhaps a variation on -ie and -y

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Anglo-Norman and Old French -ee, French , -ée, endings forming feminine past participle of verbs ending in -er.

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