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English definition of “assignee”

assignee

noun [C]
 
 
/əˌsaɪˈniː/
LAW a person to whom the rights to a property, etc. have been given: The lease states that the original tenant should not be liable in the event of default by the assignee.
HR a person who has been sent by their company or organization to live and work in another place for a period of time: Short-term assignees often do not take their family with them, especially when the place of work is abroad. Companies have certain structures in place to help global assignees settle into a new country.
(Definition of assignee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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