Do*nee" (?), n. [OF. don'e, F. donn'e, p. p. See the preceding word.]
The person to whom a gift or donation is made.
Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.
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