grant·​ee | \ gran-ˈtē How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

Definition of grantee

: one to whom a grant is made

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Nine of its grantees, including Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, went on to win the Nobel Prize in economics. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 20 June 2019 His to-do list included a thorough vetting of the foreign affiliations of potential grantees, something that’s not done now. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "Powerful U.S. senator calls for vetting NIH grantees at hearing on foreign influences," 6 June 2019 The scholarship’s first recipient went on to found Dartmouth, and a later grantee co-founded the College of New Jersey, known today as Princeton. The New York Review of Books, "Alex Carp," 25 Nov. 2018 Tuschl, also a grantee, is exploring RNA’s potential use as a marker for autoimmune disease. Quanta Magazine, "RNA’s Secret Life Outside the Cell," 8 Nov. 2013 The federal government currently relies on about 2.1 million civil servants, 1.2 million grantees and the equivalent of four million full-time contractors to deliver goods and services on the public’s behalf. Paul C. Light, WSJ, "The Hidden Cost of a Government Shutdown," 27 Dec. 2018 This would presumably allow federal grantees to provide aid by telephone or through web portals, like online insurance brokers. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Officials Slash Grants That Help Consumers Get Obamacare," 10 July 2018 The Gates Foundation completed its first round of $1.5 million in funding and will honor its obligations to existing grantees but won’t fund subsequent rounds, the Gates Foundation spokeswoman said. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Gates Foundation Suspends Future Work With Saudi Crown Prince’s Charity," 1 Nov. 2018 Accepted grantees will be announced at next year’s Google I/O developer conference. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google is hosting a global contest to develop AI that’s beneficial for humanity," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of grantee

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 How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

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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