Part of speech: noun

The recipient of a legacy.

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Usage examples "legatee":

  1. I have never had the pleasure of meeting the principal legatee. - "New Faces", Myra Kelly.
  2. In some states these are regarded as an increase of capital and must be kept as a part of the estate; in other states such stock is regarded simply as another form of income and goes to the legatee like any other income flowing from the investment. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.
  3. Wolfe's will as a legatee. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.