in·vi·tee | \ˌin-və-ˈtē, -ˌvī-\

Definition of invitee 

: an invited person

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The 36-year-old Ellis will be in camp as a non-roster invitee. Kevin Acee,, "Padres add catcher A.J. Ellis, still seek shortstop depth," 14 Feb. 2018 The 27-year-old Kemmer was not on the Astros' 40-man roster, but was a non-roster invitee to spring training in each of the last three seasons. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros trade James Hoyt, Jon Kemmer, promote prospect to AAA," 7 July 2018 But this year, one of the invitees was looking to do more than just jam with the country icon. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke Jams on Weed Anthems With Willie Nelson at Annual 4th of July Picnic," 6 July 2018 The invitees had to be former national finalists and also had to have won their school contests. NBC News, "Texas teen wins largest Scripps National Spelling Bee," 1 June 2018 The invitees will be able to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and also catch a glimpse of the newlyweds depart in a carriage procession after the ceremony. Bukola Adebayo, CNN, "A Kenyan hotel is charging $10,000 for guests to watch royal wedding on TV," 16 May 2018 Jones, who was the only local invitee in the Kentucky Dream Mile May 4, a special race that drew the top 32 milers in the state, won the 1,600 and 3,200 at regionals. James Weber,, "St. Henry boys, girls lord over challengers in 1A track," 11 May 2018 The simple answer: Schwindel was a non-roster invitee, participating in major-league spring-training camp for the first time in his career with the Royals, which began after he was drafted in the 18th round in 2013. Maria Torres, kansascity, "This is why Frank Schwindel will not be with the Royals on opening day | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Monday that 49 percent of its invitees are female and 38 percent of are people of color. Time, "Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Rodriguez Are Among the Film Academy's Newest Invitees," 26 June 2018

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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in·vi·tee | \ˌin-ˌvī-ˈtē, -və- \

Legal Definition of invitee 

: an invited person specifically : a person (as a customer) who is present in a place by the express or implied invitation of the occupier in control of the place under circumstances that impose a duty on the occupier to use reasonable care to protect the safety of the invited person — compare licensee, trespasser

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a state of commotion or excitement

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