payee

noun
pay·​ee | \ (ˌ)pā-ˈē How to pronounce payee (audio) \

Definition of payee

: one to whom money is or is to be paid The payee must endorse the back of the check.

Examples of payee in a Sentence

The payee must endorse the back of the check.
Recent Examples on the Web The payee name and amounts on the checks were changed so that $13,200 was withdrawn from his father’s account, Mirza said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 19 Jan. 2022 State agencies submit employee reimbursements and supplemental payments to the controller without payee information. Adam Andrzejewski, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Fleming then began dispersing that money weeks later on Jan. 7, 2019, sending a check in the amount of $403,500 to a payee named Forge, according to Tuesday’s filing. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 7 Oct. 2021 Parts of this process require validating information such as dollar value, payee name and invoice information to be matched with other supporting documents such as stubs, paychecks, statements, etc. Vidur Amin, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Should this account be transferred directly into my daughter's name as payee and beneficiary to stop SSA from wanting those funds back? Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 4 May 2021 The new features, to be released this year, will include payee QR Codes, to enable payment for goods and services as well as transfers even when the consumer does not have access to the Internet at the time of the transaction. Angelica Mari, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 Urgent and long-term assistance to the homeless and at-risk families; meals; ID documentation; representative payee program; dental, medical and mental health services; job assistance and inner-city youth programs. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2021 Urgent and long-term assistance to the homeless and at-risk families; meals; ID documentation; representative payee program; dental, medical and mental health services; job assistance and inner-city youth programs. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of payee

1758, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2022

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“Payee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payee. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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payee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of payee

: a person or organization that receives money : a person or organization that is paid

payee

noun
pay·​ee | \ ˌpā-ˈē How to pronounce payee (audio) \

Legal Definition of payee

: a person to whom money is to be or has been paid specifically : the person named in a bill of exchange, note, or check as the one to whom the amount is directed to be paid — compare drawee, drawer

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