one to whom a legacy is bequeathed
Origin of legateefrom Classical Latin legatus, past participle of legare, to bequeath, appoint (see legate) + -ee
The inheritor of a legacy.
Origin of legateeFrom legate to bequeath from Latin lēgāre lēgāt-; see legacy .
- (law) one who receives a legacy
legatee - Legal Definition
One who receives property via a will.