1. (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assignee \As`sign*ee"\, n. [F. assign['e], p. p. of assigner.
See Assign, v., and cf. Assign an assignee.] (Law)
(a) A person to whom an assignment is made; a person
appointed or deputed by another to do some act,
perform some business, or enjoy some right, privilege,
or property; as, an assignee of a bankrupt. See
(c) . An assignee may be by special appointment or deed,
or be created by jaw; as an executor. --Cowell.
(b) pl. In England, the persons appointed, under a
commission of bankruptcy, to manage the estate of a
bankrupt for the benefit of his creditors.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g.,
someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "assignee":
agent, allottee, almsman, almswoman, annuitant, appointee, assign,
attorney, beneficiary, candidate, deputy, devisee, donee, factor,
feoffee, grantee, legatary, legatee, licensee, nominee, patentee,
pensionary, pensioner, proxy, selectee, stipendiary