an·​nu·​itant ə-ˈnü-ə-tənt How to pronounce annuitant (audio)
: a beneficiary of an annuity

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The latest research from my organization reveals the donor profile for these gifts: The average gift annuitant is 79 years of age, with female annuitants slightly outnumbering male annuitants. Kristen Jaarda, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 This ensures the annuitant will be paid and the nonprofit can invest or spend what remains. Kristen Jaarda, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 That’s the case whether the annuitant is male or female or takes a straight annuity on his or her life or as a two-part annuity with another person, like a spouse or partner. WSJ, 19 Nov. 2021 The victim was working at the international student affairs office as a retired annuitant, officials said. Sarah Moon, CNN, 19 Aug. 2019 Thornton retired from the medical board in December 2002 but stayed on in interim positions, and also had a lengthy stint as a retired annuitant. Marjie Lundstrom, sacbee, 19 Apr. 2018 Come June 2018, whatever portion of the annuities in which the wife is the annuitant, become available, as well as $420,000 from a 403(b). Peter Dunn, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of annuitant was in 1704

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“Annuitant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition


an·​nu·​i·​tant ə-ˈnü-ə-tənt, -ˈnyü- How to pronounce annuitant (audio)
: a person entitled to receive benefits or payments from an annuity
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