in·​vi·​tee ˌin-və-ˈtē How to pronounce invitee (audio)
: an invited person

Examples of invitee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inclusion of Iran on the list on invitees comes as the geopolitics of the Middle East become increasingly complex, with some U.S. allies in the region chafing at their partnerships with Washington. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 Penman said other invitees include members of the community and relevant subject matter experts. Jason Fontelieu, Baltimore Sun, 15 Aug. 2023 Jankowski, a non-roster invitee on the opening day roster bubble, hit .364 with four runs scored in his first four spring training games. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 8 July 2023 Should all the invitees accept their invitations, the makeup of the Academy's ranks will be 34% women, 18% from underrepresented ethnic or racial communities and 20% from non-U.S. countries. Lindsey Bahr, USA TODAY, 28 June 2023 This year’s group of invitees is nearly the exact same size as in the last two years, which numbered 395 in 2021 and 397 in 2022. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2023 This year’s list of Academy invitees included plenty of other big names. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 The Red Sox reassigned five non-roster invitees to minor league camp: utilityman Ryan Fitzgerald, catcher Stephen Scott, infielders Christian Koss and Nick Sogard, and outfielder Narciso Crook. Alex Speier,, 20 Mar. 2023 Phillips was a non-roster invitee who became one of the players to watch in Goodyear. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invitee was in 1837

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“Invitee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Legal Definition


in·​vi·​tee ˌin-ˌvī-ˈtē, -və- How to pronounce invitee (audio)
: 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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