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1. A person to whom something is pledged.
2. A person who receives a pledge of goods or personal property as security.
1. (Law) a person to whom a pledge is given
2. (Law) a person to whom property is delivered as a pledge
a person to whom something is pledged.
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|Noun||1.||pledgee - someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge|
pawnbroker - a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security