des·​ig·​nee | \ ˌde-zig-ˈnē How to pronounce designee (audio) \

Definition of designee

: one that is designated

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the President's designees for Cabinet positions the director or his designee shall sign the report
Recent Examples on the Web Commissioners would serve two-year terms for up to six years, and Council President or a designee would serve as an ex officio member. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron considering new program to fund public art," 29 June 2020 Washtenaw County designee will begin contact tracing to help isolate those who may also be infected. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Despite all the COVID-19 protocols, Michigan football still may not happen this year," 19 June 2020 The use of chemical agents, rubber bullets, flash-bangs, batons and marking rounds need to be approved by the police chief or their designee at the rank of deputy chief. Fox News, "Chokeholds, tear gas, rubber bullets: What police tactics have been outlawed by cities in wake of George Floyd's death?," 11 June 2020 The Milwaukee Police Department's standard operating procedure says requests for mutual aid must be made by the police chief or his designee. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Why law enforcement from Milwaukee's suburbs and beyond are able to assist Milwaukee police during protests," 4 June 2020 Louisville Metro Police have changed departmental policy in recent weeks to require the chief or his designee to sign off on no-knock warrants and require SWAT to serve them, but haven't gone so far as to ban them in most cases. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "Pressure grows for Louisville to ban no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor shooting," 28 May 2020 Earlier this week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that all no-knock warrants would have to be approved by the chief or their designee. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville council members move to limit no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor shooting," 23 May 2020 Legislative Republicans filed the lawsuit after Wisconsin Health Secretary-designee, Andrea Palm, extended the safer at home order until May 26 at the direction of Evers. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Biden says of Reade sexual assault accusation "it never, never happened"," 1 May 2020 When council members are elected, per the charter, each chooses a designee or two on council, to appoint their replacement. Sharon Coolidge,, "Tamaya Dennard arrest: What we know, what we don't know, what's next," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of designee

1899, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2020

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“Designee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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chiefly US, formal : a person who has been officially chosen to do or be something : a person who has been designated

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