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recipient (n.)

"a receiver or taker," especially "one who receives or accepts something given," 1550s, from French récipient (16c.) and directly from Latin recipientem (nominative recipiens), present participle of recipere  "to hold, contain" (see receive). As an adjective in English, "receiving, receptive, acting or capable of serving as a receiver," from 1610s. Related: Recipience "a receiving, the act of or capacity for receiving" (1882); recipiency (1822).

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Definitions of recipient from WordNet

recipient (n.)
a person who receives something;
Synonyms: receiver
recipient (n.)
the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause;
Synonyms: recipient role
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