Meaning of “assignee” in the English Dictionary

"assignee" in Business English

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assigneenoun [ C ]

uk /əˌsaɪˈniː/ us

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)