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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pledgee - someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
pawnbroker - a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
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Pledgees can also track how they are making a difference through a heat map that allows them to follow pledge tallies by zip code in their home state and across the nation.
The sheriff may not, however, interfere "with the lawful possession of pledgees and lessees.
registered pledgees whose names have to the resolution of the Board of
Second, the Treasury extended the scope of its preemption of state law on security interests to include all pledgees of book-entry Treasury securities.