Addressee



the person, company, or the like to whom a piece of mail is .
Contemporary Examples

Even when we are not the addressee but a later reader, they make us feel that we are members of a fortunate audience.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard April 4, 2011

Historical Examples

He wrote home on the now famous postcards that inform the addressee that, on such and such a date, the sender was alive and well.
“Contemptible” “Casualty”

However, many had to be marked, “addressee no longer with the army detachment.”
A German deserter’s war experience Anonymous

Yes, if you or I, or any other reasonable being, were the addressee.
The Message Louis Tracy

The envelope had been torn in such manner that the name of the addressee was lacking.
Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour

This syndicate did not undertake to deliver a letter direct to an addressee.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2 Various

Don’t deliver this letter to any person other than the addressee, Mr. Postman.
The Post Office of India and its Story Geoffrey Clarke

Telegrams sent prepaid to Mancos, Colo., will be phoned to addressee at park office.
Mesa Verde National Park Anonymous

But as no envelopes had been preserved they gave no clue to where the addressee had been at the time.
The Sign of Silence William Le Queux

Once posted, a letter becomes the property of the Crown until it reaches the hands of the addressee.
The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay

noun
a person or organization to whom a letter, parcel, etc, is addressed
a person who is addressed in conversation, a speech, a poem, etc
n.

1810; see address (v.) + -ee.

communications
One to whom something is addressed. E.g. “The To, CC, and BCC headers list the addressees of the e-mail message”. Normally an addressee will eventually be a recipient, unless there is a failure at some point (an e-mail “bounces”) or the message is redirected to a different addressee.
(2000-03-22)

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