- The definition of a recipient is a person or thing who receives something.
An example of a recipient is someone who gets a surprise present in the mail.
Origin of recipient; from Classical Latin recipiens, present participle of recipere: see receive
- One that receives or is given something: recipients of the award.
- One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
Origin of recipientLatin recipiēns, recipient-, present participle of recipere, to receive; see receive.
"Recipient" is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals. "receiver" is used for insignificant items.
From Latin stem of recipiens, present participle of recipere (“to receive”)
recipient - Computer Definition
One who receives. The person to whom an e-mail message is sent is the recipient.