Definition of Legatee

1. Noun. Someone to whom a legacy is bequeathed.

Generic synonyms: Beneficiary, Donee



Definition of Legatee

1. n. One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.

Definition of Legatee

1. Noun. (legal) one who receives a legacy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legatee

1. the inheritor of a legacy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legatee

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legate
legated
legatee (current term)
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legbreaker

Literary usage of Legatee

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1919)
"161 Where payment is postponed only for the convenience of the estate, the gift is not within the rule that, if a legatee dies before the time of payment, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"This enactment does not substitute the issue for the *deceased legatee, ... 428 ; to apply where the primary legatee was already dead when the will was made ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... if that sum had been charged for an individual, not that privileged legatee. ... with reference to such legatee, presumes it cancelled unadvisedly ..."

4. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"[And if the executor fails to perform this duty the legatee is entitled to ... 196. the benefit of the legatee himself. This case was referred by Turner, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"A legacy is a bequest, or gift, of goods and chattels by testament ; and the person to whom it was given is styled the legatee : which every person is ..."

6. The Institutes of Justinian: With English Introduction, Translation, and Notes by William Gardiner Hammond (1876)
"The main difference between a legatum generis and a legatum optionis was that in the latter the legatee could choose the best of the kind in the possession ..."

7. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond, Thomas Day (1824)
"So an assent to take part as residuary legatee, is an assent to take the whole residue, ... But if the executor, being a legatee, enter into the term, ..."

8. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"Thurlow said that the party entitled in remainder could call for the exhibition of an inventory of the property, and which must be signed by the legatee for ..."

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