in·​vi·​tee | \ ˌin-və-ˈtē, -ˌvī-\

Definition of invitee

: an invited person

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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 The most anticipated invitees, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, unfortunately missed the celebrations. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Wedding: Everything You Need to Know," 4 Dec. 2018 The Cincinnati Reds minor-leaguer who's a nonroster invitee in spring training can't control when he's inserted into the lineup. Adam Baum,, "Reds' Brandon Dixon might be a long shot, but he keeps earning attention and opportunities," 4 Mar. 2018 On Monday, however, some of the invitees balked at attending. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "France’s Antigovernment Protesters Balk at Negotiations," 3 Dec. 2018 Possible invitees include celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney, Victoria and David Beckham, the singer Ellie Goulding and model Cara Delevingne. Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's Windsor Castle wedding will differ from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's," 15 Sep. 2018 Among the invitees are victims, family members and educators from the Texas towns of Santa Fe, Sutherland Springs, Alpine and Italy. Peggy Fikac, San Antonio Express-News, "Abbott invites Sutherland Springs residents to talk school security," 21 May 2018 However, former teammate Nick Ward is not among the 69 invitees that was sent to NBA teams. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson get combine invites, per report," 4 May 2018 One of the few non-organizational invitees skating with the club this week, Pasichnuk received a call in March to attend camp at Gila River Arena. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Adding weight a work in progress for Coyotes defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of invitee

1837, in the meaning defined above

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in·​vi·​tee | \ ˌin-ˌvī-ˈtē, -və- \

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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