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

Definition of invitee

: an invited person

Examples of invitee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of his opponents were invitees trying to prove their toughness. Matt Porter,, "Zdeno Chara has become the quintessential Bruin — smart, strong, and dedicated," 12 Jan. 2020 The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational alerted invitees Friday that the coming swell meant the competition could be held this week. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Massive winter waves aim for Hawaii, putting pro surfers on alert," 30 Dec. 2019 As the initial invitees were largely underprivileged children, the family thought to add two striking elements: a toy giveaway to every attendee and the opportunity for each child to speak — however briefly — with the ruling prince himself. Peter Mikelbank,, "Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco Play Santa Claus at Children's Christmas Party," 18 Dec. 2019 Instead of tickets or boxes that open up and sing songs, Hov gifted invitees a Rolex watch and a bottle of his Ace of Spades champagne. Essence, "Billionaire Moves! Jay-Z Sent Rolex Watches As VIP Invites To Shawn Carter Foundation Gala," 6 Nov. 2019 Shepherd, the second all-time leading receiver in North Dakota State history, attended the rookie minicap on a tryout,and was the only invitee among 20 players to receive an offer to join the 90-man roster. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One interesting fact about each of the newcomers to the Green Bay Packers roster in 2019," 5 Sep. 2019 Keala Kennelly, Paige Alms, Emily Erickson and Andrea Moller made the list of invitees. Michaela Vatcheva,, "Hawaii’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave contest invites nine women to surf," 6 Nov. 2019 The invitees have until Oct. 1 to adopt the final structure of a regional joint powers agreement, or JPA, that would create a fully operational CCA in the San Diego area by 2021. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa and Chula Vista move forward on community choice energy program," 14 Aug. 2019 The invitees also represent 59 different countries. Helen Murphy,, "The Academy Just Invited 842 New Members — Including Lady Gaga, Tom Holland and Sterling K. Brown," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of invitee

1837, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2020

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“Invitee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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

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 feeling of well-being or elation

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