legatee

noun
leg·​a·​tee | \ ˌle-gə-ˈtē How to pronounce legatee (audio) \

Definition of legatee

: one to whom a legacy is bequeathed or a devise is given

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Examples of legatee in a Sentence

the couple had no children, so they declared their nephew their only legatee
Recent Examples on the Web Their hosts were Walter Arensberg, a Pittsburgh steel heir, and his wife, Louise Stevens, an even wealthier Massachusetts textile-industry legatee. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Columbus was not, as is well-known to the ungrateful modern-day legatees of his conquest, a perfect man. John Hirschauer, National Review, 14 Oct. 2019 Under the bill, a couple could pass on up to $22 million in assets without their legatees having to pay the tax. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 20 Dec. 2017 Under the bill, a couple could pass on up to $22 million in assets without their legatees having to pay the tax. Author: Jeff Stein, Damian Paletta, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Dec. 2017 But the children of OxyContin, its heirs and legatees, are many and various. Christopher Glazek, Esquire, 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of legatee

1627, in the meaning defined above

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“Legatee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legatee. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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legatee

noun
le·​ga·​tee | \ ˌle-gə-ˈtē How to pronounce legatee (audio) \

Legal Definition of legatee

: one to whom a legacy is bequeathed — compare devisee, heir, next of kin, successor

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