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legatee

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noun leg·a·tee \ˌle-gə-ˈtē\

Simple Definition of legatee

  • law : someone who receives money or property from a person who has died

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of legatee

  1. :  one to whom a legacy is bequeathed or a devise is given

Examples of legatee in a sentence

  1. <the couple had no children, so they declared their nephew their only legatee>



Circa 1688

First Known Use of legatee

circa 1688


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legatee

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noun le·ga·tee \ˌle-gə-ˈtē\

Legal Definition of legatee

  1. :  one to whom a legacy is bequeathed — compare devisee, heir, next of kin, successor




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