Definition of legatee in English:


Syllabification: leg·a·tee
Pronunciation: /ˌlegəˈtē


  • A person who receives a legacy.
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    • The duty owed by the solicitors to the specific legatees is not a duty to take care to ensure that the specific legatee receives his legacy.
    • In these respects the ‘charity’ is assimilated to an ordinary individual legatee.
    • Further, there is no reason why a legatee cannot effectively renounce his entitlement to shares without executing a deed.


late 17th century: from 15th-century legate 'bequeath' (from Latin legare 'delegate, bequeath') + -ee.

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