• WordNet 3.6
    • n payee a person to whom money is paid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Payee The person to whom money is to be, or has been, paid; the person named in a bill or note, to whom, or to whose order, the amount is promised or directed to be paid. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n payee A person to whom money is paid or is to be paid; specifically, in law, the party in whose favor the promise or direction to pay negotiable paper is expressed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Payee one to whom money is paid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. payer—L. pacāre, to appease; cf. pax, peace.


In literature:

He say he knock hellee outee me allee time I come for payee.
"Stories in Light and Shadow" by Bret Harte
Alexandlee Molton no payee.
"Two Men of Sandy Bar" by Bret Harte
He also payee much for it.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870" by Various
He was obliged to admit that the payee's name, as also the amount in words and figures, seemed to be in his handwriting.
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
This is preachee and payee too!
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Ascertaining the name of the payee to be L.M.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
A check indorsed by the payee is evidence of payment in the drawer's hands.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The payee was waiting on the doorstep for us to open.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
He was angry with himself for having paid his note before he had enlisted the payee in his cause.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
The payee, a respectable merchant of Richmond, presented it in person, and there was no doubt of its genuineness.
"The Supplies for the Confederate Army" by Caleb Huse

In news:

Date Payee Amount Fund use.
Electronic Payee Statements Temporary Rules.
Preparing to meet his payees.
If you happen to run a global online advertising network or a crowdsourcing network, you face a blizzard of complexity when it comes to getting funds to your payees.
The Social Security Administration issues 10% of its benefits payments to representative payees.