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 Highlights: East-West Shrine Game invitee, and played in nine of 13 games (started in eight) in 2021; had nine tackles, 3.5 tackle for loss and two QB hurries. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2022 Like Winfrey, DeGeneres was an unexpectedly popular invitee to the living rooms of Middle America; their successes are all the more remarkable for their ability to appeal across lines of race and sexuality. Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 After a strong inning from Félix Bautista, right-hander Chris Ellis, a nonroster invitee, came in as the Orioles’ second bulk pitcher and allowed four runs in three innings. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2022 Farmer is the only non-roster invitee who’s still competing for a spot in the Reds bullpen. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 4 Apr. 2022 Outfielder Seth Brown started at first base Sunday, non-roster invitee Billy McKinney started there Monday and veteran utilityman Jed Lowrie has played 11 games there in his eight seasons. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2022 Rutschman entered camp as a nonroster invitee positioned to compete to be Baltimore’s starting catcher after a productive season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2022 Infielder Juniel Querecuto, a non-roster invitee, had surgery to repair the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand and will miss at least a few weeks of camp. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 16 Mar. 2022 For that reason, or for reasons beyond the ken of a public-high-school boy from Kansas City, Missouri, about all a male needed in those days in order to be brought along to a débutante party by some legitimate invitee was a tuxedo and a pulse. The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of invitee

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Invitee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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