recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt \

Definition of recipient 

: one that receives : receiver

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recipient adjective

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Calvary Cemetery, which was consecrated in 1857, is home to two Civil War Medal of Honor recipients. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Historical marker honoring Civil War veterans at Calvary Cemetery to be dedicated on Gettysburg anniversary," 29 June 2018 The more conservative Goodlatte bill, on the other hand, only gives temporary status to DACA recipients, makes deep cuts to legal immigration, and boosts interior enforcement. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Read: House Republicans release their draft “compromise” immigration bill," 14 June 2018 The center began mailing updated cards to new recipients in April in a region that includes Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, then moved on to current beneficiaries in that region. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "New Medicare cards, designed to be more secure, on their way to Maryland residents," 24 May 2018 But someone could challenge whether the group’s texts show an intent to defraud the recipient of something valuable. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018 Nearly a decade after going under, Kiel Bros. sites still ranked among the top 10 recipients of state money for such cleanups in Indiana in 2013, the last year for which the petroleum industry has reliable spending data for the company. Brian Slodysko, Houston Chronicle, "Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy," 13 July 2018 Nearly a decade after going under, Kiel Bros. sites still ranked among the top 10 recipients of state money for such cleanups in Indiana in 2013, the last year for which the petroleum industry has reliable spending data for the company. Brian Slodysko, The Courier-Journal, "Cleanup of Pence family's failed gas stations cost Indiana taxpayers $20M," 13 July 2018 The recipients of the money run the gamut from nonprofits, religious organizations and for-profit entities. Washington Post, "Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry," 13 July 2018 But someone could challenge whether the group’s texts show an intent to defraud the recipient of something valuable. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of recipient

1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recipient

Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere

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recipient

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recipient

: a person who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt \

Kids Definition of recipient

: someone who receives something

recipient

noun
re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ri-ˈsip-ē-ənt \

Medical Definition of recipient 

: an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor

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