as·sign·ee /ˌa-sə-'nē, ˌa-ˌsī-, ə-ˌsī-/ n: a person to whom a right or property is transferred

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun accipient, allottee, donee, grantee, receiver, recipient, transferee associated concepts: lessee foreign phrases:
- Assignatus utitur jure auctoris. — An assignee has the rights of his principal.
II index deputy, feoffee, licensee, payee, receiver, recipient, transferee

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person who receives property from another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A person to whom a property right is transferred. For example, an assignee may take over a lease from a tenant who wants to permanently move out before the lease expires. The assignee takes control of the property and assumes all the legal rights and responsibilities of the tenant, including payment of rent. However, the original tenant remains legally responsible if the assignee fails to pay the rent.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. One to whom a duty, interest, or right is assigned.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   a person to whom property is transferred by sale or gift, particularly real property.
   See also: assign

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • assignee — early 15c., one who is appointed to act for another, from O.Fr. assigne, pp. of assignier (see ASSIGN (Cf. assign)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • assignee — [ə sīn΄ē′] n. [Fr assigné: see ASSIGN] Law 1. a person to whom a claim, right, property, etc. is transferred 2. a person appointed to act for another …   English World dictionary

  • assignee — /aesagniy/asayniy/ A person to whom an assignment is made; grantee. Under U.C.C., assignee is subject to all defenses which may be asserted against assignor by account debtor. U.C.C. No. 9 318. @ assignee in fact Assignee in fact is one to whom… …   Black's law dictionary

  • assignee — A person to whom a right is assigned, that is, the one to whom an assignment is made. 6 Am J2d Assign § 2. A person who becomes invested with the right of another person through some voluntary act of that other person. United States v Colorado… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Assignee — A person, company or entity who receives the transfer of property, title or rights from a contract. The assignee receives the transfer from the assignor. For example, an assignee may received the title to a piece of real estate from an assignor.… …   Investment dictionary

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  • assignee — noun Date: 14th century 1. a person to whom an assignment is made 2. a person appointed to act for another 3. a person to whom a right or property is legally transferred …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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