do·​nee | \ ˌdō-ˈnē How to pronounce donee (audio) \

Definition of donee

: a recipient of a gift

Examples of donee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contribution limits for 529 Plans are the same as the federal annual gift tax exclusion, which is $15,000 per donor, per donee, per year as of 2020. Eric Brotman, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Limiting the annual gift amount to $30,000 per donor, rather than $15,000 per donee. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, 4 May 2021 Meanwhile, the easement holders and donees, including the Maidu, are anxious to see the job done. Spencer Silva,, 24 June 2019 Their little black book of political donees is Old Testament-thick. Ian Graber-stiehl, The Root, 11 Apr. 2018 China usually requires donee countries to use Chinese firms to build roads and ports, and so doesn’t employ local firms or train local workers. Anja Manuel, The Atlantic, 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of donee

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for donee


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“Donee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for donee


do·​nee | \ dō-ˈnē How to pronounce donee (audio) \

Medical Definition of donee

: a recipient of biological material (as blood or a graft)


do·​nee | \ ˌdō-ˈnē How to pronounce donee (audio) \

Legal Definition of donee

: one that receives or is granted something (as a gift or power)

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