Legatee definition

lĕgə-tē
(law) One who receives a legacy.
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The inheritor of a legacy.
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One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.
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One who receives property via a will.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
legatee
Plural:
legatees

Origin of legatee

  • From legate to bequeath from Latin lēgāre lēgāt- legacy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition