admittee

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noun ad·mit·tee \ ad-ˌmi(t)-ˈtē \

Definition of admittee

plural admittees
US
:a person who is allowed to enter a place (such as a college or university) :a person who is admitted
  • But the college can’t know exactly how many will accept. Worse, it can’t know which ones. In putting together its admittee list it took great pains to strike a balance—men and women, athletes and musicians, black and white, rich and poor.
  • —James FallowsThe AtlanticNovember 2003

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