Obligee – the person to whom the duty of an obligation is owed, to whom a bond is made payable, and who is entitled to enforce a guaranty; a promisee, creditor, or donor beneficiary

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obligee:
(16c)

1. The person to whom an obligation is owed; a promisee. [1]

1. A promisee.  The person to whom an obligation has been incurred.  The person to whom a bond is made payable.  The person entitled to enforce a guaranty.  24 Am J1st Guar § 30.   

Within the meaning of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act: — any person to whom a duty of support is owed, including a state or political subdivision.  Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act § 2(h). [2]

1. One to whom an obligation is owed; a promisee, creditor, or donor beneficiary.

2. Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, any person to whom a duty of support is owed.

3. Archaic. Someone who is obliged to do something; OBLIGOR (1). [3]

     Excerpt from Bryan A. Garner’s Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage (3d ed. 2011):

     “Several dictionaries, such as The Random House College Dictionary (rev. ed. 1995) and Webster’s New World Dictionary (4th ed. 2007), define obligee in its etymological sense [‘obliged’], as if it were synonymous with obligor. Random House, for example, defines obligee as ‘a person who is obligated to another,’ but that meaning ought to be reserved for obligor. An obligee, in modern usage, is one to whom an obligation is owed. [4]

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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[4]: Bryan A. Garner, Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage 624 (3d ed. 2011).

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