legatee

noun leg·a·tee \ ˌle-gə-ˈtē \

Definition of legatee

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

Examples of legatee in a Sentence

  1. the couple had no children, so they declared their nephew their only legatee

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LEGATEE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of legatee for English Language Learners

  • law : someone who receives money or property from a person who has died


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legatee

noun le·ga·tee \ ˌle-gə-ˈtē \

legal Definition of legatee

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


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