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 Meanwhile, the easement holders and donees, including the Maidu, are anxious to see the job done. Spencer Silva,, "PG&E owns land across California. What will happen to it?," 24 June 2019 Their little black book of political donees is Old Testament-thick. Ian Graber-stiehl, The Root, "Eau de Bull, Again: Good Ole Boys Have ‘No Concerns About Anything Inappropriate’ in Environmental-Racism Case," 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, "China Is Quietly Reshaping the World," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of donee

1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of donee was in 1523

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“Donee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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