Definition of "payee"
  1. Individual designated on a check or promissory note who is to get paid
How to use "payee" in a sentence
  1. Mike wrote a check to his landlord, who was the payee.
  2. On a promissory note, the bank often serves as the payee.
  3. Mary is the payee on this check, so she's the one who can cash it.

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