Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The recipient of a gift.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person to whom a gift or a donation is made.
  • noun Specifically, in law: One to whom a voluntary conveyance is made.
  • noun One to whom land is conveyed in fee tail.
  • noun An appointee; one to whom a power is given. See power.

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

  • noun The person to whom a gift or donation is made.
  • noun (Law) Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who receives a gift from a donor.

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

  • noun the recipient of funds or other benefits

Etymologies

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

[don(or) + –ee.]

Examples

  • The benefit received from by the donee is claimed to be offset by the substantial amount of compensation provided to the donor, which is even more significant when Westerners pay in their funds.

    Unconscionable Organ Donations : Law is Cool

  • Argument No. 2: A gift of wine is inappropriate when the donee is a teetotaler.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • Argument No. 2: A gift of wine is inappropriate when the donee is a teetotaler.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • Argument No. 2: A gift of wine is inappropriate when the donee is a teetotaler.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • Argument No. 2: A gift of wine is inappropriate when the donee is a teetotaler.

    New Haven Advocate: News

  • "It focuses attention on the good work of the 'donee' instead of focusing attention on the gifts of the donor," said Dale, who previously headed the best-known charity that insisted on anonymity even from recipients -- the Atlantic Philanthropies.

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  • "It focuses attention on the good work of the 'donee' instead of focusing attention on the gifts of the donor," said Dale, who previously headed the best-known charity that insisted on anonymity even from recipients -- the Atlantic Philanthropies.

    WFTV.com - Local News

  • Those "donee" states have their own senators and House members, of course, and likely would fight such legislation.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • "It focuses attention on the good work of the 'donee' instead of focusing attention on the gifts of the donor," said Dale, who previously headed the best-known charity that insisted on anonymity even from recipients -- the Atlantic Philanthropies.

    WMTW.com - Local News

  • "It focuses attention on the good work of the 'donee' instead of focusing attention on the gifts of the donor," said Dale, who previously headed the best-known charity that insisted on anonymity even from recipients -- the Atlantic Philanthropies.

    KITV.com - Local New

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