trans·​fer·​ee ˌtran(t)s-(ˌ)fər-ˈē How to pronounce transferee (audio)
: a person to whom a conveyance is made
: a person who is transferred

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If the property later appreciated in the transferee's favor, too bad for the creditor as that simply doesn't matter. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 That money judgments are awardable under the UVTA, but damages are not, is something that frequently throws courts for a loop when a creditor requests money from the transferee instead of simply avoidance of the transfer. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 The problem for the creditor is how to get at that equity, and if the residence has been sold then the creditor is usually left (as here) with a fraudulent transfer action against the transferee. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Allows film and digital media production tax credits to be claimed against the sales and use tax if there is common ownership of at least 50% between the transferor and transferee and at 92% of face value. Christopher Keating,, 22 Apr. 2021 Supporters of the Guatemala-United States deal point to the large number of transferees who have left Guatemala as evidence that their asylum cases likely had little merit. Kirk Semple, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2020 Chapter members — active, inactive, on leave, transferees and their guests — must reserve by Tuesday at (951) 760-0086 or (760) 644-2394. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2019 With women now nearly half of its transferees, many men accompanying them use these career services, says a spokeswoman. Joann S. Lublin, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2018 All agents need to be knowledgeable about how to assist our clients through a relocation transaction, even if the relocation transferee is on the other side of the transaction. Michelle Sandlin, Houston Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of transferee was circa 1736

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“Transferee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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trans·​fer·​ee ˌtrans-ˌfər-ˈē How to pronounce transferee (audio)
: a person to whom something is transferred or conveyed
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