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legatee

a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed
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"It can't be denied that undeserving people have been legatees, and even residuary legatees.
And then the three harpooneers were bidden to the feast, they being its residuary legatees. They made a sort of temporary servants' hall of the high and mighty cabin.
'Now look here, Bill,' he said, 'this isn't the way we usually do this sort of thing, and if the governor were here he would spend an hour and a half rambling on about testators and beneficiary legatees, and parties of the first part, and all that sort of rot.
The hostess pertinently remarked that she, as eldest son, might surely rank among the millionaire's legatees. Margaret weakly admitted the claim, and another claim was at once set up by Helen, who declared that she had been the millionaire's housemaid for over forty years, overfed and underpaid; was nothing to be done for her, so corpulent and poor?
Her formal plunge into her destiny as a legatee of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru has set the party ablaze in delighted anticipation on the eve of the general elections
(i) Where the share or interest in the contract devolves on him by inheritance or succession or as a legatee, executor or administrator, until the expiration of six months after it has so devolved on him;
At the root of the problem are two very different political visions for Bangladesh, a secular nationalist one espoused by Hasina - the legatee of the freedom struggle from Pakistan - and an Islamic one envisaged by Zia and the BNP.
The Pakistan government in an act of unusual foresight bought the collection from her legatee, Pir Karim Bukhsh Supra.
Having access to or giving particulars about these accounts directly or indirectly shall be prohibited, except by written permission from the owner of the account, deposit, trust, or safe, any of his/her heirs, or any legatee of all or part of these funds, or from the legal representative or the proxy delegated in this regard or on the basis of a judicial ruling or an arbitration award.
Azad was an unknown man and worked for the Hindu extremist paper, Milap, a legatee of the "Shuddhi (re-conversion)" and "Sangathan (consolidation)" movements of the mid 1920's initiated and patronized by Swami Shraddhanand.
Thus, Kevin IS a bit more than staggered to discover that he is the legatee of the will set down by his elderly, deceased relative.