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 Dan Winnik, who hoped to make the Bruins as a camp invitee in 2018, is playing for a third season in Switzerland with Geneve Servette. Kevin Paul Dupont,, "Lake Tahoe could offer TV viewers a different perspective than previous outdoor games," 20 Feb. 2021 Gibaut then cleared waivers and will remain in camp as a nonroster invitee. La Velle E. Neal Iii, Star Tribune, "Twins' Jose Berrios doesn't dwell on contract situation," 19 Feb. 2021 Outfielder Heloit Ramos, whom The Chronicle previously reported as a non-roster invitee, also is on the list released Friday. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Top prospect Marco Luciano, 19, among Giants' latest group of spring invitees," 12 Feb. 2021 Calcaterra specifically cited Kylen Granson, the former Mustangs tight end who was the sole invitee to the Senior Bowl, which starts next week. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "Having suffered ‘fair share’ of concussions, new SMU TE Grant Calcaterra explains why he came out of football retirement," 18 Jan. 2021 As a non-roster invitee at this year’s spring training in Scottsdale, a fractured rib that Melville initially suffered in his final start of 2019 kept him from pitching. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies release right-hander Tim Melville, ending journeyman’s brief but memorable stint with Colorado," 18 May 2020 Brought into the Pride’s first preseason back in March as a non-rostered invitee, Wilson beat out previous second-string keeper Lainey Burdett for a spot on the roster. Julia Poe,, "Breaking down Orlando Pride NWSL Fall Series roster," 18 Sep. 2020 Facing righty Ashton Goudeau, the former non-roster invitee doubled before scoring off a Daniel Murphy RBI single. Andy Yamashita, The Denver Post, "Rockies notes: Charlie Blackmon doesn’t miss beat in return from COVID-19," 17 July 2020 Owings, a non-roster invitee, looks like a lock to make the roster. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Saunders: Forecasting the Rockies’ rotation and other lingering questions," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of invitee

1837, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Invitee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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