as·​sign·​ee | \ ˌa-sə-ˈnē How to pronounce assignee (audio) , ˌa-ˌsī-, ə-ˌsī- \

Definition of assignee

1 : a person to whom an assignment is made
2 : a person appointed to act for another
3 : 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 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 Under the process, an assignee (similar to a bankruptcy trustee) has assumed control of the company's operations and assets. Alexander Coolidge,, 9 July 2019 For many years, at the direction of the association, unit owners were advised to transfer garages by merely executing an assignor/assignee form provided by the condominium association — these forms were never recorded. Howard Dakoff,, 6 Mar. 2018 The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon assignees. Marie Claire, 6 Dec. 2017 Logan’s organization, Altmaier, and major insurers are urging the state Legislature to adopt laws restricting assignees from collecting one-way attorneys fees, even though a similar effort failed last year. Ron Hurtibise,, 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of assignee

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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as·​sign·​ee | \ ˌa-sə-ˈnē, ˌa-ˌsī-, ə-ˌsī- How to pronounce assignee (audio) \

Legal Definition of assignee

: a person to whom a right or property is transferred

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