as·​sign·​ee ˌa-sə-ˈnē How to pronounce assignee (audio)
: a person to whom an assignment is made
: a person appointed to act for another
: a person to whom a right or property is legally transferred

Examples of assignee in a Sentence

you are hereby authorized as my assignee for the duration of the case
Recent Examples on the Web After all, Qualcomm recently surpassed IBM as the number-two patent assignee in the U.S.. Anshel Sag, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The data looks at the assignees for both regular utility and design patents and was limited to assignees that received at least 10 patents within the year. al, 22 June 2023 Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC, assignee. Eunice Liu, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2015 The licenses safeguarded Arm's rights and expectations by prohibiting assignment without Arm's consent, regardless of whether a contemplated assignee had its own Arm licenses. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 1 Sep. 2022 The trust claims to be the assignee of a litigation financing company that was owed millions of dollars by Rittenhouse's first attorney, John Pierce of Los Angeles, and had obtained judgments against him. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Jan. 2022 The company also becomes the assignee of the invention. Nisha Talagala, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 The evolving adversity in the case between principals of the assignor, Penn Dutch, and its assignee, and Von Kahle and company, is unusual, Jeffries said. Ron Hurtibise,, 7 Aug. 2020 If Lone Star doesn’t receive a minimum cash bid of $13.5 million or doesn’t pay taxes owed on the property, the court will hold a hearing in April to consider approving the sale of the complex to BridgeInvest or its assignee. Madison Iszler,, 5 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of assignee was in the 14th century

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“Assignee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


as·​sign·​ee ˌas-ə-ˈnē How to pronounce assignee (audio)
: a person to whom something is assigned

Legal Definition


: a person to whom a right or property is transferred

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