Definition of legatee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌleɡəˈtiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌleɡəˈtiː//
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a person who receives money or property (= a legacy) when somebody dies Word Origin late 17th cent.: from 15th-cent. legate ‘bequeath’ (from Latin legare ‘delegate, bequeath’) + -ee.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: legatee