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leg·a·tee

 (lĕg′ə-tē′)
n.
The inheritor of a legacy.

[From legate, to bequeath, from Latin lēgāre, lēgāt-; see legacy.]
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legatee

(ˌlɛɡəˈtiː)
n
(Law) a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed. Compare devisee
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leg•a•tee

(ˌlɛg əˈti)

n.
a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legatee - someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed
beneficiary, donee - the recipient of funds or other benefits
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legatee

noun beneficiary, heir, recipient, inheritor He left £500 to a personal legatee.
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Translations

legatee

[ˌlegəˈtiː] Nlegatario/a m/f
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legatee

nVermächtnisnehmer(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
"It can't be denied that undeserving people have been legatees, and even residuary legatees.
Shunning the tombs, it crept about the mounds, beneath which slept poor humble men: twining for them the first wreaths they had ever won, but wreaths less liable to wither and far more lasting in their kind, than some which were graven deep in stone and marble, and told in pompous terms of virtues meekly hidden for many a year, and only revealed at last to executors and mourning legatees.
And then the three harpooneers were bidden to the feast, they being its residuary legatees. They made a sort of temporary servants' hall of the high and mighty cabin.
'Now look here, Bill,' he said, 'this isn't the way we usually do this sort of thing, and if the governor were here he would spend an hour and a half rambling on about testators and beneficiary legatees, and parties of the first part, and all that sort of rot.
The hostess pertinently remarked that she, as eldest son, might surely rank among the millionaire's legatees. Margaret weakly admitted the claim, and another claim was at once set up by Helen, who declared that she had been the millionaire's housemaid for over forty years, overfed and underpaid; was nothing to be done for her, so corpulent and poor?
"I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining."
You expected, perhaps, I was going to tell you that I had made my fortune, or that the Uncle Blondeau had at last decided to return into the breast of nature, after having constituted me his universal legatee. But I needn't remind you that women are always for something in the happiness of him who writes to thee--for something in his happiness, and for a good deal more in his misery.
I distrusted and disliked you from the moment I first met you in Bekwando village with poor old Monty for a partner, and read the agreement you had drawn up and the clause about the death of either making the survivor sole legatee. In a regular fever swamp Monty was drinking poison like water - and you were watching.
She felt assured that Maggie was drowned; that was far more probable than that her niece and legatee should have done anything to wound the family honor in the tenderest point.
"What," said the notary, "do you not intend making Mademoiselle Valentine de Villefort your residuary legatee?"
All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.
Mortimer replies, that by special testamentary clause it would then go to the old servant above mentioned, passing over and excluding the son; also, that if the son had not been living, the same old servant would have been sole residuary legatee.