obligee

noun
ob·​li·​gee | \ ˌä-blə-ˈjē How to pronounce obligee (audio) \

Definition of obligee

: one to whom another is obligated (as by a contract) specifically : one who is protected by a surety bond

First Known Use of obligee

1574, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obligee

borrowed from Anglo-French obligé, noun derivative from past participle of obliger "to oblige"

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The first known use of obligee was in 1574

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“Obligee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obligee. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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obligee

noun
ob·​li·​gee | \ ˌä-blə-ˈjē How to pronounce obligee (audio) \

Legal Definition of obligee

: one (as a creditor) to whom another is legally obligated an obligee protected by a surety bond — compare debtor, obligor

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