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

Definition of invitee

: an invited person

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Of the 200 people on their A-list of invitees, one name stood out: OkCupid. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "A Tinder Moment, a Gift From OkCupid and a Bumble Officiant," 3 July 2018 As the night wears on, the invitees will grow even smaller, with just 200 people attending the evening reception at Frogmore House. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Why Harry and Meghan’s Wedding Will Be More Exclusive Than William and Kate’s," 10 Apr. 2018 Photo: Getty Images About 22% of the 900 invitees met a Nov. 15 deadline and are now voters for next year’s Grammys, Mr. Portnow said. Neil Shah, WSJ, "Grammy Nominations Point to an Expanded Playing Field," 7 Dec. 2018 The latter two players are here as non-roster invitees and not members of the 40-man roster. Rustin Dodd, kansascity, "KC Royals wait on Eric Hosmer, plan competition at first base | The Kansas City Star," 14 Feb. 2018 Later in the afternoon, with their annual winter mini-camp in full swing, five minor-leaguers with little chance at making the Opening Day roster were added to the spring roster as internal non-roster invitees. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Texas Rangers need these players to perform to contend in 2018 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Jan. 2018 More: Fay's Roster Madness II: Predicting the 25-man roster three weeks from Opening Day MANTIPY OUT: Non-roster invitee Joe Mantiply had Tommy John surgery Friday. John Fay,, "20 days till Opening Day, Cincinnati Reds rotation remains up in the air," 9 Mar. 2018 On Tuesday, Padres manager Andy Green wanted a look at the 38-year-old non-roster invitee from the start of a game. Jeff Sanders,, "Chris Young crisp in start; Padres concerned with Dickerson's elbow," 6 Mar. 2018 In order to learn more about this secret society, to even get the pitch, invitees had to turn over something valuable. Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Times, "The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment," 30 May 2018

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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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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