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recipient

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈsɪp.i.ənt/ formal us  
a person who receives something: Former nobel peace prize recipients include Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. He was a recipient of the Civilian Service Award.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
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