Definition of payee in English:



  • A person to whom money is paid or is to be paid, especially the person to whom a cheque is made payable.

    • ‘As well, some of the cash was used to cover an overdraft of the company in the amount of $2,102.34 and the rest was paid by way of two cheques to undisclosed payees.’
    • ‘Whether it can reclaim the moneys from the payee is a different matter.’
    • ‘Then PayPal charges your credit card and notifies the payee via email about your payment.’
    • ‘Everything was tailored to fit the amount and payee of the cheque.’
    • ‘Your bank's site will walk you through the steps of registering the accounts you wish to pay bills from and the payee accounts you wish to send money to.’
    • ‘Therefore the recipient and the payee were obscured.’
    • ‘There were 26 cheques made out to a range of payees, none of whom received that money and the record on the stubs differed to the payee on the cheque.’
    • ‘Thirty seven percent of these public servants belong to a union and their defined benefit plans are an obligation of the payee by law.’
    • ‘Disbursements schedules show names of payees, and date and purpose of payments.’
    • ‘The customer complained to the ombudsman last year after sending a cheque, which named him as the payee but was uncrossed, to his bank.’
    • ‘The tax treatment of assets received by an alternate payee is determined by the relationship of the alternate payee to the participant.’
    • ‘He left the payee line of the cheque blank.’
    • ‘She investigated the matter further, and discovered that she hadn't written the payee in on the cheque.’
    • ‘One must allocate any tax cut to the biggest payees, to have any impact.’
    • ‘When a refund cheque is presented to a bank, the bank will cross-check the name and identity details of the payee on the cheque against the bank's own record on the account holder.’
    • ‘Donations can be made through an account payee cheque.’
    • ‘On the other hand, there were dispositions of the company's money between the company and the payees of the cheques.’
    • ‘Representative payees helped respondents manage money and pay rent in a timely fashion.’
    • ‘In not one of these aforementioned cases did the payee admit one ounce of guilt!’
    • ‘When payments were made by cheque, the thing in action represented by the cheque belonged to the payee not the drawer.’
    heir, heiress, inheritor, legatee
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