grant·​ee | \gran-ˈtē \

Definition of grantee 

: one to whom a grant is made

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Parties suing over the action include the city of Baltimore and the Healthy Teen Network, which represents grantees across the country. NBC News, "Notes, emails reveal Trump appointees' war to end HHS teen pregnancy program," 20 Mar. 2018 The cheek swabs are then sent to a laboratory where the samples are analyzed and then sent to the Health and Human Services Secretary's operations center, which shares them with HHS grantees. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "DNA tests on children separated at border from family: few answers, lots of questions," 9 July 2018 But they might be stopped short, given the Supreme Court has upheld an even broader regulation on Title X grantees nearly three decades ago. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Why suing over new family planning restrictions could be hard," 25 May 2018 Amanda Seyfried, Ed Sheeran, Lily James—to don the T-shirt, priced at $35, the net proceeds of which will go towards funding Red Nose Day’s grantee partners, benefitting children in some of the neediest communities in the US and around the world. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Brings Back Posh Spice for Red Nose Day," 24 May 2018 National Geographic Society has supported multiple grantees in their work with the Zambian Carnivore Programme, including Thandiwe Mweetwa and Matt Smith Becker. National Geographic, "These Artists Are Making Jewelry to Help Protect Their Country's Wildlife," 17 May 2018 Health centers supported by Title X, which will dole out an estimated $260 million to grantees this year, have done much more than provide birth control to those who might not have access otherwise, Coleman said. Jessica Ravitz, CNN, "Trump administration hit with lawsuits over low-income family-planning dollars," 2 May 2018 In 2016, Title X funding went to 91 family planning service grantees, which included 48 state or local health departments and 43 nonprofit organizations (such as Planned Parenthood clinics). Korin Miller, SELF, "Here's What a 'Domestic Gag Rule' on Abortion Would Actually Mean for All of Us," 22 May 2018 If would-be National Science Foundation grantees want money, their institution will have to disclose the results of any harassment cases filed against them. Sarah Scoles, Outside Online, "The Harassment Problem in Scientific Dream Jobs," 21 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of grantee

What It Is

In the legal world, a grantee is a person who receives something.

How It Works

In real estate, a grantee is a person who receives property after a sale or other transfer of title. In business, a grantee could be a person who receives a stock option grant. The idea is that the grantee receives something from another person, often called the grantor.

Why It Matters

Grantees receive title and claim to assets of all kinds: stock options, real estate, or the legal use of some sort of asset. In contracts and other agreements, it is important to understand who exactly the grantee is.

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grant·​ee | \gran-ˈtē \

Legal Definition of grantee 

: one to whom a grant is made specifically : one to whom a grant by deed is made

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