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recipient (n.)

1550s, from French récipient (16c.) and directly from Latin recipientem (nominative recipiens), present participle of recipere (see receive). As an adjective from 1610s. Related: Recipience; recipiency.

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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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