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payee

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noun pay·ee \(ˌ)pā-ˈē\

Simple Definition of payee

  • : a person or organization that receives money : a person or organization that is paid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of payee

  1. :  one to whom money is or is to be paid

Examples of payee in a sentence

  1. The payee must endorse the back of the check.



1758

First Known Use of payee

1758


Law Dictionary

payee

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noun pay·ee \ˌpā-ˈē\

Legal Definition of payee

  1. :  a person to whom money is to be or has been paid; specifically :  the person named in a bill of exchange, note, or check as the one to whom the amount is directed to be paid — compare drawee, drawer




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